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Empire State Building to showcase EU colors on 9 May

To celebrate Europe Day on May 9th 2012, New York City’s famous landmark will light up in the European Union’s flag colors that Wednesday. This image shows what the Empire State Building will look like on the day. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit: www.esbnyc.com

About Europe Day                                                                                         
On the 9th of May 1950, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations.

This proposal, known as the “Schuman declaration,” is considered to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.

Today, the 9th of May has become a European symbol (Europe Day) which, along with the flag, the anthem, the motto and the single currency (the euro), identifies the political entity of the European Union. Europe Day is the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and peoples of the Union closer to one another.

To learn more about the European Union at the United Nations, please visit our website: 

www.eu-un.europa.eu; follow us on twitter and facebook or visit the EU Delegation in Washington