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9 May or “Europe Day”, marks each year the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. Speaking in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, then Foreign Minister of France, proposed a new form of political arrangement for Europe, whose aim was to make war between Europe’s nations no longer possible. This year’s celebration marked the 68th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. Government officials, EU Ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps designated in Ethiopia, and other invited gusts attended the reception hosted jointly by Ambassador Johan Borgstam, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ethiopia and Ambassador Ranieri Sabatuchi, Head of the European Union Delegation to the African Union at Sheraton Addis Hotel. The two Heads of Delegation delivered speeches marking the special occasion of 9 May Europe Day and its historic significance in the process of European integration.