Sunday, June 3, 2007

Day of Europe will be officially kicked off on June 2 at 6 pm, Ian Boag says

Day of Europe will be officially kicked off in Kyiv on June 2 at 6 pm, Head of the European Commission's Mission in Ukraine Ian Boag said. According to him, Foreign Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will take the floor at 6 pm. In this view, President of the European Commission Jose-Manuel Barosso will greet the participants on a video tape.

Ian Boag noted that Day of Europe coincides in time with the 50th anniversary of establishment of the European Union.

The European city will comprise 50 marquees, two schools of European languages and two marquees to hold debates on political and economic events.

Within the framework of the event an exhibition, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of foundation of the EU, will open in Kyiv. A gala concert will start on 7 pm at Independence Square, featuring German, Latvian and Ukrainian bands, notably the VV band.

Day of Europe will be crowned at 10 pm.