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Europe Day 2021: European consuls collaborate and celebrate!

12/05/2021 - 07:00
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European Union Member States Consuls General and Honorary Consuls have come together to mark Europe Day 2021 around Australia.

Western Australia 

The Greek, Italian and Croatian Consuls General were joined by Honorary Consuls from Austria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal Spain and Sweden for the flag raising at Perth Council House together with Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas.


It was the first time West Australian-based consuls came together to mark the ocassion. A small group also got together in Fremantle on Europe Day, 9 May.




A number of prominent landmarks around Perth were lit up in European Union colours, including the Perth City Council House (above), Matagarup Bridge (below) as well as Mount Street, Sky Ribbon and Joondalup Drive Bridges as well as Northbridge Tunnel entry.




Queensland-based consuls also came together to mark Europe Day collectively for the first time in 2021. The group hosted a reception at the City Hall on Wednesday 12 May together with European Union Ambassador to Australia Michael Pulch and Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner.

L-R front row: Gunther de Graeve – Honorary Consul of Belgium, Lorinc Kovacs – Honorary Consul of Hungary, Resmi Kamberaj – Honoary Consul General of Albania, Michael Horvath – Honorary Consul of Slovakia, Theresa Lauf – Honorary Consul of Poland, Sandra Micallef – Honorary Consul of Malta, Diana Lopes – Honorary Consul of Portugal, Alfonso Vega de Seoane Pallares – Honorary Consul of Spain, Michael Hawkins – Honorary Consul of Sweden, Salvatore Napolitano – Consul of Italy. Photo: Brisbane City Council.


Photo: Brisbane City Council. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, Xenia Puskarz Thomas - mezzo soprano, Raquel Bastos – viola, Viola - Ella Pysden, Violin - Rhys Nickerson, Cello - Eugenie Puskarz Thomas, Violin – Helentherese Good, Dr Michael Pulch.



Brisbane City Hall was illuminated for the occassion. 


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