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2019-05-09 10:38:00

Rumen Radev: The EU’s Greatest Achievement is the Preservation of Peace in Europe for More than Seven Decades Already

The European Union is Europe’s greatest achievement and the EU’s greatest achievement is the preservation of peace in Europe for more than seven decades already. This is what President Rumen Radev told journalists today after he took part in the wreath-laying ceremony in front of the monument of the Unknown Soldier in Sofia on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the victory over Nazism.

“Today is a holiday and we are marking the Day of Victory and the Day of Europe. The great idea of united Europe could not have been realized without the victory over Hitler’s fascism,” the Head of State said. Rumen Radev added that we should respect the memory of the millions of victims in the fight against Nazism and not forget the contribution of Bulgaria. “Thousands of Bulgarians died in World War II and today we should pay tribute to their memory and extend our gratitude to the live Bulgarian veterans, who continue to be an example of patriotism and commitment to the homeland,” President Radev said.

Later at a solemn ceremony the flag of the EU was raised in front of the presidential institution. The ceremony was attended by Head of State Rumen Radev, Assembly deputies, representatives of the executive branch of government and a lot of citizens.  

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