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“Stronger Together”: Tbilisi celebrations for EU Day

Over 10,000 people came together on 5 May in Tbilisi’s Rike Park to celebrate Europe Day. “Stronger Together”, was this year’s motto highlighting the strong relations between the European Union and Georgia.

20 Member States of the European Union participated, showcasing their cultures. Visitors had the chance to enjoy music, dances, songs and sample food from different European countries.

Action was responsible for organising the ENPARD tent for the Europe Day event. EU’s ENPARD programme was presented at the Europe Day joined by 20 EU-funded beneficiaries. Visitors enjoyed delicious products of EU-supported agricultural cooperatives and rural development initiatives from different regions.

The event was officially opened by Salome Zourabichvili, President of Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia, Kakha Kaladze, Mayor of Tbilisi and the Ambassador of the European Union, Carl Hartzell.

During his opening speech, Ambassador Hartzell said, “On Europe Day, we celebrate the fact that an idea planted 69 years ago has come to unite over 500 million citizens from 28 diverse countries with 24 official languages into one European Union, working towards peace and prosperity for its citizens. It is also an opportunity for us to highlight the close relations between the EU and Georgia, which have never been stronger than they are today. We look forward to continuing and further developing our cooperation in the years to come.”

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