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IU Celebrates Europe Day

April 13, 2011

On May 9th, 1950, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman made an announcement that France, Germany, Italy, and the Benelux countries would pool their coal and steel production.  The result would be the European Coal and Steel Community, which laid the foundation for the future European Union.  As a result, May 9th is now officially known as Europe Day across the 27 member states of the EU.  In addition, this week is EU Sustainable Energy Week, where there will be events across Europe examining sustainable energy.

In celebration of these events, today is a busy day for the EU Center.  At 2:30PM is a panel discussion of IU faculty who will discuss sustainable energy in Europe.  At 5:00PM, the EU Center will be holding a Europe Day Reception at the IU Art Museum.  Special guests are Sven Schumacher, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany to Indianapolis, and Ramin Navai, British Deputy Consul General to Chicago.

Both of these events are free and open to the public and we look forward to seeing there.

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