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European Union Symbols

The European Union Flag

The 12 stars in a circle symbolise the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe.

The European Anthem

The European Anthem is an instrumental piece (Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony) that expresses the European ideals of freedom, peace and solidarity through the universal language of music.

European Union Day

9 May, a day that symbolizes the dawn of an era of peace, solidarity and stability on the European continent, is also the birthday of the European Union.

Important Documents:

9 May 1950 Declaration (attached)

Useful Documents