Climate change, the sustainable development goals and digitalization: these themes will be at the core of the European Union’s participation in Expo Dubai.
This was explained by Andrea Matteo Fontana, the Commissioner General for the EU at Expo 2020, on Europe Day. “The next edition Universal Exhibition” – he added – “will also offer the opportunity to debate the collaboration models adopted in the fight against Covid-19. And the EU intends to support and fuel this debate”.
The Schuman Declaration
“Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity.”
This approach is in line with the celebrated “Schuman Declaration” made by the then French Foreign Affairs Minister, Robert Schuman, on 9th May 70 years ago.
The Declaration, which is regarded as the first step in the European integration process, also stated, among other things, that:
“World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it. The contribution which an organised and living Europe can bring to civilisation is indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations.”
Today, the EU can play a crucial role also in supporting actions aimed at promoting world health, optimising resources available to the single countries in the quest for an effective vaccine and supporting countries in difficulty.
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