Par : Eleve
Publié : 20 octobre 2008

The European symbols

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The first symbol of the European flag :

There are twelve stars because the number twelve is traditionally the symbol of perfection, completeness and unity.

The second symbol is the anthem :

This is the anthem not only of the European Union but also of Europe in a wider sense. The melody comes from the Ninth Symphony composed in 1823 by Ludwig Van Beethoven.

A third symbol : The European day

Today, the 9th of May has become a European symbol (Europe Day) which, along with the flag, the anthem, the motto and the single currency (the euro), identifies the political entity of the European Union. Europe Day is the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and peoples of the Union closer to one another.

the fourth symbol :“United in diversity” is the motto of the European Union :

The motto means that, via the EU, Europeans are united in working together for peace and prosperity, and that the many different cultures, traditions and languages in Europe are a positive asset for the continent.

The fifth symbol : the European currency :

Euro banknotes are produced using sophisticated printing technology. They include some high-tech security features. This makes them easy to distinguish from counterfeits. You don’t need special equipment. In fact, all you have to do is feel , look an tilt . Some features on the €5, €10 and €20 banknotes differ from those on the €50, €100, €200 and €500.

Jean Short and Pierre Baconnier