Happy Europe Day

May 9 is Europe Day - a day to celebrate our beautiful and varied continent. It is 70 years since the groundbreaking Schuman Declaration laid the first foundation stone for what would eventually become the European Union. 

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.

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs followed up with a quotation from the Schuman Declaration itself (which is an interesting document and merits reading in full).

State President Egils Levits' thoughts were turned to the future as well as the past.

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš meanwhile took a pan-Baltic approach.

 

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