Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Over others...

...über alles? Oops. Happy EU flag day. The Union Flag appears slightly higher...and is clearly apart from the EU one. :-)
Europe Day, also Schuman Day after Robert Schuman, one of the 'Fathers of Europe': "The Schuman Declaration was presented by French foreign minister Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950. It proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, whose members would pool coal and steel production. The ECSC (founding members: France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) was the first of a series of supranational European institutions that would ultimately become today's "European Union". Worth remembering yesterday was VE Day and also all the countries that celebrate today (9th): Victory Day.

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