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Postcard - 9 May, Europe day (symbols)

Postcard - 9 May, Europe day (symbols)

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Published by: Andrei Curăraru on Sep 13, 2010
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The European flag

The 12 stars in a circle symbolise the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe.

The European anthem
The melody comes from the Ninth Symphony by Beethoven. When used as the European anthem, it has no words.

Europe Day, 9 May United in diversity
This is the motto of the EU. The ideas behind the European Union were first put forward on 9 May 1950 by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. So 9 May is celebrated as the EU’s birthday.

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The European Union (EU) is a family of 25 countries and 455 million citizens working together for peace and prosperity. The European flag, anthem, motto and Europe Day are symbols of the EU.

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http://europa.eu.int

Photographs, clockwise from top left: © Royalty-Free/Van Parys Media/CORBIS, © Jon Feingersh/Van Parys Media/CORBIS, © Royalty-Free/Van Parys Media/CORBIS, © John Henley/Van Parys Media/CORBIS

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