Every year on May 9, the European Union
Day. Usually no one notices. It is a holiday marked by European Commission news releases and a few toasts raised in Brussels
, but altogether ignored everywhere else. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the day in 1950 when French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman issued his Schuman Declaration calling for the formation of a supranational community bringing together Germany
and other European countries. That declaration marked the beginning of the process of European integration that led eventually to the EU we know today.