Europe Day: the EU opens its doors to the public

The institutions of the European Union opened to the public ahead of Europe Day on 9 May.

Visitors were allowed to attend the open day for the first time in two years due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Each year, Europe Day celebrates Europe’s achievements and the signing of the Schuman Declaration on 9 May 1950, which aimed to secure long-term peace in post-war Europe.

This year, the Ukrainian flag flew alongside the EU flag in Brussels as a symbol of solidarity with Ukraine as it fights a Russian invasion.