Officials in Latvia were quick to mark the occasion online, with perhaps the most notable contribution - and certainly the most tuneful - coming courtesy of the Latvian diplomatic choir.
🎼Ieskandinām Eiropas dienas rītu ar 🇪🇺Eiropas Savienības himnu 🇱🇻Latvijas Diplomātiskā kora izpildījumā! #EiropasDiena #EuropeDay @LVinEU @EiropasKomisija @EiropasKustiba @ES_maja @EP_Riga pic.twitter.com/QgX7JAQYmU— Ārlietu ministrija (@Arlietas) May 9, 2020
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs followed up with a quotation from the Schuman Declaration itself (which is an interesting document and merits reading in full).
“Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity.” #SchumanDeclaration. Only together we will overcome all the difficulties & become stronger. Happy #EuropeDay from Latvia pic.twitter.com/gMNxGHLfU3— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) May 9, 2020
State President Egils Levits' thoughts were turned to the future as well as the past.
Europe Day 2020 in time of global crisis. Chance to consider what #EU does best and how to emerge stronger & better. Vital to safeguard democracy, human rights, rule of law. #EUsolidarity #StrongerTogether #EuropeDay pic.twitter.com/Azez2GueTE— Egils Levits (@valstsgriba) May 9, 2020
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš meanwhile took a pan-Baltic approach.
As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of #SchumanDeclaration #Europe is on it’s way to become more united & stronger 🇪🇺— Krišjānis Kariņš (@krisjaniskarins) May 8, 2020
Leaders of #Baltic states share their vision of how to shape our joint recovery based on #green, #digital and more connected #Europe👇 pic.twitter.com/eJdyylPuFB