On May 9, 1950, Robert Schuman, French Foreign Minister, proposed Franţei, Germany and other European countries jointly manage the coal and steel. The EU summit held in Milan in 1985, was decided on May 9 to become "Europe Day".
This call was the first step towards the European Union today - a structure made up of 27 countries, united in respect for freedom and the rule of law, but who recognize and appreciate the same time, diversity of European citizens. The anniversary is celebrated today as the Schuman Declaration Europe Day.
On this occasion, throughout Europe, is held every year in shares and festivities that aim to bring EU institutions closer to citizens and to strengthen links between peoples belonging to the Union.