70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration
On 9 May 1950, the declaration by French Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Schuman, inspired by Jean Monnet, marked the beginning of the process of building the European Community.
It established the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the forerunner of the European institutions.
Ever since, 9 May has been ‘Europe Day’.
The European Parliament is celebrating the 70th anniversary of that historic declaration with an exhibition to be held in the Hans-Gert Pöttering Room (conference centre) in the Jean Monnet House.
Renovation work in the room means that the actual exhibition is not accessible, but it can be viewed on line.