Eugen Teodorovici, Minister of European Funds: Every single day should be for all of us EUROPE’s Day!
We celebrate today the day which changed the history of Europe. It’s the day we mark the anniversary of the Robert Schuman’s speech in Paris, when he set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make unthinkable a war between Europe’s nations. Let’s remember a few words of the vision of Schuman: “the European spirit signifies being conscious of belonging to a cultural family and to have a willingness to serve that community in the spirit of total mutuality.”
That day proved us how a great vision can become reality and showed to the world that always Europe has the cultural, moral and economical resources to regain its forces, to rediscover its solidarity and to create a common better future for its united nations.
Let’s think for a few seconds at the EU fundamentals: the rule of law, democracy, human dignity, freedom, equality and respect for human rights. The European partnership has deeper roots and it is stronger than we can see at a first glance: at the beginning the agreement was between a few countries but, following the benefits and historical trends, it was enlarged and it is now supported by the people who understand the meaning and principles of the EU. The benefits of a common legislation, the free movement of people, goods, services and capital bring benefits most Europeans do not conceive to live without. Even more important, European Union makes continuous efforts to ensure the extension of wellness in all regions and to facilitate the conditions for the social inclusion of all disadvantaged social categories.
The power of the Union is the unity of its countries, the beliefs of all citizens in a common future. Over the years all these principles will stay as important as in our days.
So, we celebrate today the EU achievements, as well as the commitment to our partnership, out of which we can not dare imagine how we would be today as Europeans.
As Romanians, as Europeans we have to bring all efforts to deliver more concrete results to European Union, to act as one strong Union wherever it is necessary, to prove that the Unions is stronger than ever.
We hold the Europe’s future in our hands. We have to think that every single day should be for all of us EUROPE’s Day.