Each May 9 Europe Day is celebrated, a day to remember that on that same day in 1950 Robert Schuman, the then French Foreign Minister, laid the foundations of the European Union under two basic principles: peace and solidarity. Throughout all this week and having as peak on Saturday, May 9, many activities are held throughout Spain.
Europe Day celebrated every May 9 peace and unity of the continent. The date is the anniversary of the historic declaration Schuman. In a speech in Paris in 1950 speech, the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman, presented his idea of a new form of political cooperation to make war unthinkable between European nations.
That idea was a European institution that joined and managed the production of coal and steel. Just one year later the Treaty establishing the institution was created was signed. Schuman’s proposal is considered the beginning of what is now the European Union.
The EU institutions celebrate Europe Day. To celebrate Europe Day, in early May the EU institutions open their doors to citizens in Brussels and Strasbourg. EU representations in Europe and the rest of the world organize a variety of activities and events for all ages.
Every year thousands attendees visits, debates, concerts and other events celebrating the Day and publicize the EU.
Source: European Commission