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EU Delegation in Jamaica to mark ‘Europe Day’ via virtual cultural show

The delegation of the European Union - EU would mark- Europe Day on Sunday, 9 May 2021 and also is going to host a virtual cultural show in Jamaica.

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Jamaica: The delegation of the European Union – EU would mark- Europe Day on Sunday, 9 May 2021 and also is going to host a virtual cultural show in Jamaica.

This virtual show would be for one hour, which would also celebrate- 46 years of the European Union and Jamaica partnership. This show will begin at 5:00 p.m and can be viewed on the – Jamaica Information Service – JIS and on the EU’s social media platforms such as – Facebook and YouTube.

The show would also feature concise messages from the ministers of Government.

In a press release, Marianne Van Steen – the European Union Ambassador to Jamaica, on the event stated that “9 May is an important day for all of us, as we cease to celebrate the foundational values of our union that is – democracy, freedom, respect for the rule of law, equality and human rights.”

Following the statement, she added, “Culture is a significant vehicle for connecting people, so we have worked with member states of EU, to put together a lively and engaging package that would help to connect the dots between Europe and Jamaica.

She added that “The European Union is the largest provider of grant funding to Jamaica island, with a major list of programmes intended at – reducing poverty, advancing citizen security, eliminating gender based violence, and modernising the justice system of the country.”

Why is Europe Day celebrated?

Europe Day is celebrated for the steps taken and achievements made towards a united Europe following the Schuman Declaration on May 9 in the year- 1950. It is a day to celebrated ‘Peace and Unity’ in the European region. Europe Day is a public holiday for the employees of – European Union institutions. In the year- 2019, it was declared as a public holiday in Luxembourg for all citizens, and it is also a public holiday in – Kosovo and in various other regions.

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