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European Commission president visits Kyiv to celebrate Europe Day

European Commission president visits Kyiv to celebrate Europe Day

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday, 9 May, to celebrate Europe Day.

On Monday, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree according to which 9 May will now be celebrated as Europe Day annually in Ukraine.

Europe Day is a holiday of the European Union. It was chosen to mark the day of the announcement of the so-called Schuman Declaration, a speech given by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950. This speech is considered the starting point for the unification of European countries into a supranational community, which ultimately became the European Union.

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