Europe day nears to be celebrated in pomp

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The European Union delegation to Ethiopia and the African Union prepare to celebrate the annual Europe Day on May 9, 2022.
The delegation on this year’s celebration explained that owing to the rich history being celebrated, a series of activities to mark the Europe Day are underway so as to raise peoples’ awareness of the 70-year history of European integration.
This year’s celebrations include a conference, the European Film Festival in its 20th edition, and the Europe Day Children’s races as well as an official reception to which officials representing the Government of Ethiopia and the African Union will be invited as well as the diplomatic community accredited in Addis and other partners.
The European Union started to celebrate its own European Day in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration, leading it to be referred to by some as “Schuman Day” or “Day of the united Europe.” This come at the back of one Robert Schuman, then Foreign Minister of France who proposed a new form of political arrangement for Europe, whose aim was to make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.
After a two-year absence due to the global COVID-pandemic, the 2022 European Film Festival in Ethiopia will take place at VAMDAS Entertainment Movie Theatre for three weekends from May 7- 22. This year’s festival showcases 18 prime movies selected by the following participating European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden as well as a movie selected by the EU Delegation to the African Union.

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