The Schuman Declaration was presented by French foreign minister Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950. It proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, whose members would pool coal and steel production.
The ECSC (founding members: France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) was the first of a series of supranational European institutions that would ultimately become today’s “European Union”.
Europe Day, observed on May 9 each year, marks
the presentation of the Schuman Declaration in 1950, which proposed the
creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, the forerunner to the European
What was the idea behind
The idea of the community was that its founding
members – France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg –
would pool their coal and steel resources and create a common market for them
by lifting import and export duties.
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day.
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The polite but passionate plea came from
20-year-old wheelchair-bound Syrian refugee, Nujeen Mustafa, who
briefed members in a soft but commanding voice, on the acute vulnerabilities of
people with disabilities in conflict, describing how once war began in her home
city of Aleppo, she lived with the intense fear that she would be responsible
for her own family dying in an airstrike.
The Council of Europe member States should provide to young refugees additional temporary support after the age of 18 to enable them to access their rights, advocates the Committee of Ministers in the recommendation on supporting young refugees in transition to adulthood adopted today.
The Special Representative of the Secretary General on migration and refugees Tomáš Boček has published an Issue Paperon human rights aspects of immigrant and refugee integration policies based on a comparative assessment of 11 Council of Europe member states.
Officials began inspecting the damage of Notre Dame Tuesday. They declared the cathedral structurally sound while identifying “some vulnerabilities,” according to French Deputy Interior Minister Laurent Nunez. Specifically, the vault and gable of the north transept were of concern. Inspectors are also worried about structural damage that may be hidden.
YouthActiv gets young
people interested in the EU and what it means for them before they’re even old
enough to cast their first vote.
Dr. Foteini Asderaki,
Assistant Professor of the Department of International and European Studies in
the University of Piraeus, explains the idea behind YouthActiv, a series of workshops
and seminars designed to show young people the importance of the EU:
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