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Marking of Europe Day with a message of peace and unity

Kosovo* 8 May 2020
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Marking of Europe Day with a message of peace and unity

Europe Day is marked on the 5th of May by the Council of Europe, to recall the signature of the Treaty of London in 1949, which created the organisation and on the 9th of May by the European Union, to commemorate the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. Europe Day is celebrated throughout the Western Balkans every year to honor peace and unity.

In the framework of the ROMACTED joint programme between the European Union (DG NEAR) and the Council of Europe on ‘Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level’, the ROMACTED Contact Person in Ferizaj/Urosevac municipality, and the official for European Integration process, Mr Elbasan Osmani, together with; chairwomen of the local council, chief of the mayors cabinet, religious leaders of islamic and  catholic beliefs, and community action group member, came together in the compound of the mosque, orthodox, and catholic church that symbolizes the city of Ferizaj/Urosevac, to jointly mark the diversity  on Europe Day with a joint message:

 ‘Let the unity and peace among us, celebrate our diversity and based on our shared European values, continue to guide Kosovo* in our European future’ 

 Happy Europe Day

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.