Symbols of the Union
Photo: European Parliament
- The European Union’s symbol is the flag of Europe which displays a circle of twelve golden starts on a blue background.
- The Union hymn is taken from Ludwig van Beethoven’s ninth symphony: Ode to Joy.
- The motto of the Union is:
‘Unity with diversity’.
- The currency of the Union is the euro.
- Europe celebrates the Europe Day on 9 May in honour of the Robert Schuman Declaration. The process of European integration started with this declaration given on 9 May 1950.