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On 9th May, the EU celebrates a visionary declaration that led to what we know today as the European Union; an idea that changed the European continent forever.
On 9 May 1950, after two devastating world wars that left Europe on its knees, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman made a proposal to bind together former enemies by linking their economies in such a way to make future wars impossible. In 1957 six countries established together the European Economic Community by signing the Treaty of Rome. Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are the founding members of what is now the European Union.
Europe Day invitees include VIP of the Government, members of Parliament, senior officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of international and regional organisations as well as of the civil society, media, development partners, Europeans residing in Fiji and representatives of the private sector.
The official Europe Day Reception will take place from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at the Fiji Museum.
Between 6:30pm-7:00pm: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will deliver speech on behalf of the Government of Fiji. Immediately following this, the Acting Head of Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific, Mr. Corrado Pampaloni will deliver a speech on behalf of European Union.
Journalists/photographers/cameramen who wish to cover the Europe Day Official Reception need to register with Mohammed-Nazeem.KASIM@eeas.europa.eu by 09 May 2019 1:00pm. Considering the space and security restrictions, requests sent after that deadline cannot be taken into account.