Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

The EU Delegation to Turkmenistan marked online the Europe Day 2020

15/05/2020 - 11:58

On 9 May, the EU Delegation to Turkmenistan marked online the Europe Day 2020. While the other planned activities of the Delegation could not materialize due to the coronavirus global crisis, the Delegation in this way recalled the importance of the Europe Day, celebrated every year as day of peace and unity in Europe.

The date 9 May marks the anniversary of the historic 'Schuman declaration';  at a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable.  His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.

The Delegation has a pleasure to share with the public in Turkmenistan the Video Message of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell on the occassion of Europe Day 2020 and the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.