Oct. 24, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
THE SLOGAN OF EUROPEAN UNION: “UNITY IN DIVERSITY”
The slogan “unity in diversity” has been used since 2000 by the European Union. Also, it is translated into other official languages of the European Union. It is one of the newest symbols along with the European flag and the European Anthem. This slogan indicates the importance of togetherness with different cultures, languages and traditions for the EU’s peace and wealth.
THE EUROPEAN FLAG
The history of the flag goes back to 1955. The Council of Europe - which defends human rights and promotes European culture – chose the present design for its own use. In the years that followed, it encouraged the emerging European institutions to adopt the same flag. Therewith, the European Union has been started to symbolizing with a flag which is blue colour and 12 yellow stars. The flag remarks to the identity and unity of Europe. Even though some people assume that the 12 stars represent the number of EU member states but actually it represents unity and harmony.
THE EUROPEAN ANTHEM
Council of Europe was accepted the Anthem of Europe in 1972. The Anthem of Europe adapted from the final movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony and it has been started to use by the European Union since 1986.
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