By R. Daniel Kelemen
Every year on May 9, the European Union celebrates Europe 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, France and other European countries. That declaration marked the beginning of the process of European integration that led eventually to the EU we know today.
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