EU Delegation Celebrates Europe Day

Photo: JIS Photographer Malgorzata Wasilewska, Head of Delegation, EU Jamaica.

Story Highlights

  • Today (May 8) the European Union Delegation in Jamaica is celebrating Europe Day and the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaties, which heralded the birth of a united Europe.
  • Celebrated each year since 1986, Europe Day is the occasion for events and celebrations that draws Europe closer to its citizens and celebrates the unprecedented peace, prosperity and security that Europe has enjoyed since the signing of the Rome treaties in 1957.

Today (May 8) the European Union Delegation in Jamaica is celebrating Europe Day and the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaties, which heralded the birth of a united Europe.

Europe Day is a celebration of the Declaration delivered on 9th May 1950 by then French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman – five years after the end of the Second World War, which proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, the forerunner to the European Union.

Celebrated each year since 1986, Europe Day is the occasion for events and celebrations that draws Europe closer to its citizens and celebrates the unprecedented peace, prosperity and security that Europe has enjoyed since the signing of the Rome treaties in 1957.

“I am proud to represent the EU in Jamaica and also of the partnership we have enjoyed over the last 43 years,” Head of Delegation, European Union Malgorzata Wasilewska said.

“I am looking forward to my first Europe Day celebrations here and also to strengthening the EU’s excellent relationship with the Government and people of Jamaica to tackle key global challenges, including climate and energy, health provision, food security and poverty reduction,” she added.

Representatives from the Jamaican government, diplomatic corps, business community, civil society, partners and project beneficiaries are expected to attend a reception and exhibition today (May 8) at UWI Mona Visitors’ Lodge, St Andrew.

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