Europe Day marked in Latvia

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Various events were taking place in Latvia on May 9 to mark Europe Day.

Europe Day commemorates the signing of the 'Schuman Declaration' on 9 May 1950. An ambitious plan to secure long-term peace in post-war Europe that is considered the beginning of what is now the European Union.

Latvian President Egils Levits noted the significance of the occasion at a flag-raising ceremony atop Rīga Castle.

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs adopted a similar approach.

For an overview of all events happening across the EU, visit the Europe Day webpage, which includes activities being organized in EU institutions and in EU countries, and celebrate the European spirit. For Latvia, details are available via the website of the EUoffice in Rīga at:

As has become customary, statistics agency Eurostat released a special graphic to mark the day. Today, the EU also kickstarts the European Year of Skills (EYS) with a festival which will link to many other activities putting skills center-stage in different parts of Europe. On the dedicated EYS website more information can be discovered about the European Year of Skills.


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