Bettino Craxi (centre), President of the European Council, welcomes the President and Vice-President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors (left) and Lorenzo Natali (right), to the Milan European Council, held on 28 and 29 June 1985.
In his book entitled The Symbols of the European Union, Carlo Curti Gialdino, Professor of International Law at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and Legal Secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Communities from 1982 to 2000, explains why 9 May was chosen as Europe Day.
This poster, published for the Europe Day celebrations in 1998, shows the importance of the euro for European citizens. The poster was also used in the Member States of the European Union which have not adopted the single currency.
This poster, used for Europe Day in 2002, celebrates the entry into circulation of the euro coins and banknotes on 1 January of that year. The poster was also used in the Member States of the European Union which have not adopted the single currency.
In 2004, a poster published by the European Commission for Europe Day celebrates the fifth enlargement of the European Union to include 10 new Member States. The motto ‘United in diversity’, selected by the European Convention for inclusion in the draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe of 13 June and 10 July 2003, is printed on the poster in the 20 official languages of the enlarged Union. Here is a facsimile of the Polish version.
In 2005, a poster published by the European Commission for Europe Day celebrates the fifth enlargement of the European Union to include 10 new Member States. The motto ‘United in diversity’, officially selected in October 2004 for inclusion in the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, is printed on the poster in all the official languages of the enlarged Union.
In 2006, the European Commission celebrates Europe Day with this poster on Plan D for Democracy, Dialogue and Debate. This Plan, proposed by the Commission following the negative outcomes in the French and Dutch referenda on the 2004 Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, aims to promote a debate on the relationship between the European Union’s democratic institutions and its citizens.
Ylva Tiveus (right), Director of Direction C "Multimedia Communication" of the Directorate-General "Communication" of the European Commission, receives Maria Mileńko, Winner of the "Europe Day 2010" poster competition: I love Europe.
This poster, used for Europe Day in 2010, celebrates the cultural diversity of Europen and the rapprochement between European peoples. In January 2010, the young Polish artist Maria Mileńko, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, wins the competition for the Europe Day poster. Her drawing will be used to promote Europe Day 2010.