Europe Day was celebrated in a unique way in Tirana. Despite the rain, the Skanderbeg square was turned in a little Europe, where you could see everywhere all the flags of EU, hanged in the government buildings close to city center.
“EU Village” is part of the Europe Week 2018 and is organized by the EU Delegation to Albania in cooperation with the Embassies of the EU Member States in Albania and EU funded-projects. The first ceremony was the opening of “Europe Tree Park”,- a recreational space behind the statue of Skanderbeg. All these trees are coming from each member state, which is a symbolic of ‘European Union’ in the heart of Albania. Albania is the most supportive country in Europe for the EU integration where more than 70 % of people can’t wait to be a member state.
In this ceremony the honor guest was Mr. Christian Danielsson, the Director General for Enlargement at the European Commission, who praised the development of Tirana, especially the creation of this new park, who used to be a space for the cars, but now turned into a pedestrian zone. He also symbolically planted a tree.
Other activities within the European Week will continue until the evening at Skanderbeg Square (read here) where you can visit the tents of European Union member countries. There you can find information about studying in EU, about preserving the culture, about artisans and farmers and other projects financed by EU. The kids zone is always a part of these activities. While the crown will be the concert tonight at Skanderbeg Square
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