I chose today to talk about the French flag. I should actually have written something about the European flag. Today is the "Europe Day". I realised it when I saw that the buses here in Paris were decorated with European flags today and Nathalie made a remark about it under the "Tricolur" subject.
"Europe Day" marks the anniversary of the day in 1950 when the European Union was conceived. The French Foreign Minister, Robert Schumann, gave a speach calling for the European countries to combine the coal and steel industries under a single institution. This was the beginning of the European Union.
I guess I'm not the only one who missed it. Or is there some more "noice" about it in other countries?