Europe Day - celebrating peace and unity in Europe

Published on May 09, 2017

Today is Europe Day, a celebration of peace and unity in Europe marking the Schuman declaration.

At a speech in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, proposed a new form of political cooperation in Europe to help make war between Europe's nations unthinkable.

In a Europe Day article in
The New European, Stephen Dorrell, chair of the European Movement UK, underlines:

  • The importance of the Schuman declaration and how this relates to the liberal internationalist vision of the new French president, Emmanuel Macron.
  • The need for the next UK parliament to keep an open mind on our relationship with the EU in the context of the promised "meaningful vote".
  • The fundamental benefits membership of the EU has offered the UK.

Read the article here.


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