Photographic exhibition in commemoration of Europe Day

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On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and as part of the celebration of Europe Day, the European Union Office in Panama, with support from the City of Knowledge Foundation, has prepared a photographic exhibition called "The Construction of the European Union", at the City of Knowledge Convention Center.

The exhibition presents images related to key moments in the past history of the European unification process, as well as photographs of cooperation activities carried out in Panama, including City of Knowledge, the SECOPA Project and the Integrarte brand, currently financed by the European Union with the execution of governmental entities and international organizations.

It also reflects moments of great value for Panama, including the visits in 2006 of the then President of the European Parliament, Joseph Borrell, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, during the 7th Summit of the Americas held in April 2015.

Europe Day celebrates every 9th of May the peace and unity of the continent. The date is the anniversary of the historic declaration of the French Foreign Minister Schuman, who presented his idea of a new form of political cooperation, which would eliminate the possibility of a war between European nations.

The European Union was born with the desire to put an end to the frequent and bloody conflicts between neighbors that had culminated in World War II, with its Founding Fathers being the visionaries of the same ideals that have given rise to a uniquely structured institution where leaders establish, promote and defend the interests of the European citizen.

For their part, the Treaties of Rome established the basis for a common market in which people, goods, services and capital can move freely, and created the conditions for the prosperity and stability of European citizens.

The exhibition seeks to show a united Europe in the eyes of the Panamanians, allowing an approach to their daily lives and their ways of understanding life on the European continent, as well as the ties between Panama and the European Union in commercial, political and cooperation fields.