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Europe Day -- celebrating peace and unity across Europe

May 9, 2018 6:00 AM

Europe Day in the EU - a celebration of peace & unity

Today, the 9th of May, is Europe Day, celebrating peace and unity across Europe.

  • "World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it."
    The Schuman Declaration - 9 May 1950
  • "There will be no peace in Europe if the States rebuild themselves on the basis of national sovereignty, with its implications of prestige politics and economic protection…."

    Jean Monnet 1888-1979

  • "The European Union is the world's most successful invention for advancing peace. John Bruton 1947-

  • Finally on Brexit and UK leaving the EU

Editorial: Theresa May' speech March 1st 2018 - It's shaping up to be a dreadful deal for Britain.

Prime Minister May's speech marked a moment of British retreat from the shared ideals and principles of collaborative

internationalism that have guided the western democracies since 1945. The Observer, Sunday 4th March

The official anthem of the European Union is an instrumental version of the "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's 9th Symphony.