Event of the week - Europe

We mark "Europe Day" [9 May 2016]

We mark On May 9 Bulgaria joins celebrations for Europe Day with a multitude of events. On this day, 71 years ago, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman read out the historical declaration for the unification of Europe, which is the fundament of the European coal and steel community, predecessor of today’s European Union.

Europe Day celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the 66th anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At his speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.