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Thousands of visitors shared in the joy of a warm and sunny Europe Day in the National Capital at Lansdowne Park on 26 May. The day-long celebration marking the 69th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration was hosted by the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Embassies of EU Member States.
EU Delegations around the world are celebrating Climate Diplomacy between 27 May to 9 June 2019, by reaching out to communities and partner organisations, highlighting positive global action and collaboration on climate change. Several events are organised with a focus on climate action in the EU and beyond.
The Delegation of the European Union to Canada is hosting a series of activities throughout the month of May to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the historic Schuman Declaration – Europe Day. On 8 May 2019, EU Ambassador Peteris Ustubs and Ms. Anna Ustuba hosted a reception at the National Arts Centre in the presence of guest speaker the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions. The reception was followed by flag-raising ceremonies in Toronto and Halifax on 9 May. The European Union flag will also be raised at Ottawa City Hall.
Across the globe, cultural, traditional or religious values continue to be used to justify persecution, discrimination, bullying and ill-treatment against LGBTI persons. Even in countries with legal protection, stigmatisation due to homophobia, transphobia and biphobia remains high. It is our duty to combat this, notably through our policies, concrete actions and communication, which should be inclusive, respectful and leaving no one behind.