The leaders of the EU member countries, as well as the European Union institutions, delivered a message of unity and solidarity on Europe Day amid the Covid-19 crisis that’s gripping the continent.
Talking in a movie that was printed by the EU government, they discussed their vision of Europe and clarified what being Europeans supposed to them.
The most powerful message that arose was the need for solidarity among nations to react to the present health crisis sparked by a coronavirus.
German chancellor Angela Merkel stated that the goal for Europe would be to emerge out”more powerful” in the outbreak, as the nation prepares to take the EU Council presidency in July.
Spain’s PM Pedro Sanchez explained that in an instant of this health catastrophe and regret, “Europe is our common house and shield”.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen picked the term”house” also when describing what Europe means to her, even while France’s president Emmanuel Macron hailed the European soul of”daring, reinventing, and linking, and of acting and thinking for the future”.
A future that will require a “spirit of solidarity” to conquer the Covid-19 disaster, based on Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte, that remembered Robert Schuman’s 1950 announcement.
“Solidarity” was also mentioned among the others from the Hellenic PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who symbolically evoked Greek mythology goddess Europa in his speech, stating that she”urges us” to”strengthen democracy” throughout the continent.
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán, who recently faced criticism against the EU within his recently approved sweeping forces to resist the COVID-19 pandemic, stated that”there’s never been a greater demand for collaboration among European nations”.
Europe Day is held each 9th May also it observes unity and peace in Europe.
It was released in 1985 from the European Parliament and it marks the landmark Schuman declaration, a language created in 1950 by the then French foreign minister Robert Schuman that set the foundations of Europe’s political and financial alliance.
Schuman set the vision for a European establishment that could pool steel and coal production in the continent, a movement that was also thought to protect against another war involving Europe’s states.
Just a year afterward, the Treaty of Paris watched the arrival of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which can be considered” to be the start of what has become the European Union”.