The Europe Day was celebrated today at Yerevan’s Lovers Park. “The europea Day is one of the most important symbols of the European Union. We avail ourselves of the opportunity to celebrate the Europe day in Yerevan. We hope that all participants, especially the youth, will enjoy the event and will get additional information about the European Union,” Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Raul de Luzenberger said.
On the 9th of May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organized Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations.
This proposal, known as the “Schuman declaration”, is considered to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.
Today, the 9th of May has become a European symbol (Europe Day) which, along with the flag, the anthem, the motto and the single currency (the euro), identifies the political entity of the European Union. Europe Day is the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and peoples of the Union closer to one another.
Armenia is part of Europe, Raul de Luzenberger says. According to him, “Armenia is a middle-income country and is our neighbor. We try to have good relations with all our friends including Armenia. Armenia is Europe. It is a member of the Council of Europe and shares our universal values from the point of view of democracy, human rights and rule of law.”