Romania too celebrated Europe Day by staging fascinating shows with music, food and unique surprises, according to Antena 3 TV channel. Bucharesters started partying as early as Friday night, when the Triumph Arch got bathed in light and colour displays.
The parties continued on Sunday, at the District 2 Hall, with folklore, Moldavian dance and local cuisine. The public also had its share of adrenaline, due to the show put by the District 2 Community Police. Throughout the country, the other regions staged their own shows, such as the Gorj County, which invited the public to a fierce ‘hora’ (traditional dance), the like of those that can be seen on the National Holiday. Romania’s President Traian Basescu caught the occasion of shows for the Europe Day and urged people to go vote in the Euro-Parliament elections. On Friday, the head of state gave a reception and declared that “voting in the elections for the European Parliament is important to prove that we are aware of Romania’s European role.”
According to Prime Minister Emil Boc, the EU means for Romania fewer constraints and more opportunities. Boc emphasized that Europe’s Day is also the Day of Romanians, because the country is part of the EU.
In the city of Iasi, PSD leader Mircea Geoana attended the launching of the PSD+PC coalition candidates in the European ballot, an event organized precisely on Europe Day. He said he is seeing the 9th of May as “the day of our gratitude towards those who dreamed of an independent state.” In his turn, PNL President Crin Antonescu too sent a message on Europe Day, stating that PNL is preparing a project for the future of the European Romania that will mean change, professionalism, credibility and renewal of the political class.