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  The European flag - Athens Info Guide
The European flag is the symbol of the European Union and of Europe's unity and identity.
So the European flag was born, representing the ideal of unity among the peoples of Europe.
Finally, in 1985, the flag was adopted by all EU heads of State and government as the official emblem of the European Union which, in those days, was called the European Communities.
www.athensinfoguide.com /businesseuflag.htm   (328 words)

  
  European flag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the flag is most commonly associated with the European Union (EU), it was initially used by the Council of Europe (COE), and intended to represent Europe as a whole as opposed to any particular organisation such as the EU or the COE.
The flag was originally adopted by the Council of Europe on December 8, 1955, from one of many designs attributed to Arsène Heitz.
The European Union, which was established by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 to replace the EC and encompass its functions, also adopted the flag.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_flag   (764 words)

  
 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia European Union -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The European Union or EU is an international organisation of European states, established by the Treaty on European Union (the Maastricht treaty).
The European Union is the most powerful international organisation so far in history, in some ways resembling a state; some legal scholars believe that it should not be considered as an international organisation at all, but rather as a sui generis entity.
The original impetus for the founding of (what was later to become) the European Union was the desire to rebuild Europe after the disastrous events of World War II, and to prevent Europe from ever again falling victim to the scourge of war.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/eu/European_Union   (2056 words)

  
 Council of Europe
On 8 December 1955 the Committee of Ministers adopted this as the European flag.
The European Commission and the Council of Europe are responsible for ensuring that all uses of this symbol respect the dignity of the European flag and emblem, and for taking whatever measures are necessary to prevent misuse.
The European Honour Flag is apparently the European Union flag although in at least one case (Opole, Poland) a special flag seems to have been designed combining the city's flag with the European Union's circle of stars.
www.fotw.net /flags/eu_ce.html   (1154 words)

  
 Embassy of France in the U.S. - The French Flag
The "tricolor" (three-color) flag is an emblem of the Fifth Republic.
The white flag was re-introduced under the Restoration, but Louis-Philippe reinstated the "tricolor," surmounting it with the Gallic rooster.
Depending on the circumstances, it may be accompanied by the European flag or the flag of another country.
www.info-france-usa.org /atoz/flag.asp   (423 words)

  
 Europe Encyclopedia Article @ HigherPower.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Almost all European countries are members of the Council of Europe, the exceptions being Belarus, and the Holy See (Vatican City).
In another usage, Europe is increasingly being used as a short-form for the European Union (EU) and its members, currently consisting of 25 member states and the candidate countries negotiating for membership, and several other countries expected to begin negotiations in the future (see Enlargement of the European Union).
Important European herbivores are snails, amphibians, fish, different birds, and mammals, like rodents, deers and roe deers, boars, and living in the mountains, marmots, steinbocks, chamoises among others.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Europe   (3564 words)

  
 ipedia.com: European flag Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Although the flag is most commonly associated with the European Union, it was initially used by the Council of Euro...
The European Union, which was established by the Maastricht Treaty in the 1990s to replace the EEC and encompass its functions, also adopted the flag.
The flag's design is also very similiar to that of the International Paneuropean Union, an organization founded at the first half of the 20th century promoting European unity.
www.ipedia.com /european_flag.html   (673 words)

  
 European Union - free-definition
The European Union or EU is an international organisation of 25 European states, established with that name by the Treaty on European Union (commonly known as the Maastricht treaty) in 1992 but many aspects of it existing since the 1950s.
The term European Community (or Communities) was used for the group of members prior to the establishment of the European Union.
The "European Community" is one of the three pillars of the European Union, being both the most important pillar and the only one to operate primarily through supranational institutions.
www.netlexikon.akademie.de /European-Union.html   (3346 words)

  
 European Union
It was the European Parliament which took the initiative for a flag to be adopted for the European Community.
Adoption of a flag and an anthem was suggested during the European council held in Milano on 28 and 29 June 1985.
In the beginning of 1986, the European Commission believed that adoption date of the flag and the anthem should be 9 May, the anniversary of Robert Schuman's declaration of 9 May 1950, which is considered as the founding act of the European Union.
www.fotw.us /flags/eun.html   (1138 words)

  
 Unidentified and Mistaken Flags and Ensigns (Spain)
The President of the European Union is chosen on a biannual rotatory basis among the prime ministers of the member states.
The Spanish European Union presidency flag was blue (with yellow stars), this UFE is white; the Spanish European Union presidency flag had an "e~", this UFE has a "ñ".
The flags were fl and white newspaper-style, with ink dots on a metallic background, and so the colors of my GIF are assumed, by comparison with the other, correct, flags.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/es!ufe.html   (685 words)

  
 Paneuropa Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The flag of the Paneuropa Movement was seen on the main square in Zagreb, in the house of Croatian Council of European Movement, an organization that is promoting the European idea.
The flag is similar to the flag of the European Union witha yellow disc with a red cross on it placed inside the ring of stars.
This flag consists of "the red cross of humanitarian compassion against the golden sun of enlightenment in a field azure - the blue sky as a symbol of untroubled peace".
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/eu}pan.html   (478 words)

  
 European Union - Flag - Introduction - Background
The evolution of the European Union (EU) from a regional economic agreement among six neighboring states in 1951 to today's supranational organization of 25 countries across the European continent stands as an unprecedented phenomenon in the annals of history.
The following year the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was set up when six members, Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, signed the Treaty of Paris.The ECSC was so successful that within a few years the decision was made to integrate other parts of the countries' economies.
Members of the European Parliament were initially selected by national parliaments, but in 1979 the first direct elections were undertaken and they have been held every five years since.In 1973, the first enlargement of the EC took place with the addition of Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
www.exxun.com /EuropeanUnion/a_fg.html   (938 words)

  
 EUROPA - The EU at a glance - The symbols of the European Union - The European Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
EUROPA - The EU at a glance - The symbols of the European Union - The European Flag
EUROPA > The EU at a glance > The symbols of the EU > The European Flag
So the European flag was born, representing the ideal of unity among the peoples of Europe.
europa.eu.int /abc/symbols/emblem/index_en.htm   (403 words)

  
 Western European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
According to Album des Pavillons [pay00], the flag of the Western European Union is blue with ten yellow five-pointed stars in a circle (broken at the top) containing the white letters WEU horizontally and UEO vertically (thus sharing the E).
The flag of the Assembly of the WEU is blue with a white dove rising from yellow lines of stylized assembly seats surrounded with 12 yellow fivepointed stars in perspective and below in an arch white inscription "UEO-WEU".
The flag was officially hoisted, according to the Albanian Telegraphic Agency, on 16 April 1997.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/eu^weu.html   (864 words)

  
 The Flag Institute - Bosnia & Herzegovina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The flag of the Serb Republic is a plain tricolour red, blue and white (ratio 1:2); the flag of the Moslem-Croat Federation is a vertical tricolour green, white and red, with a coat of arms in the central white stripe(4).
The commission agreed that all elements in the flag and the symbol as a whole had to be equally acceptable to every citizen and every group in the country.
The Flag Institute advised a flag of 1:2 on the grounds that all countries which formed Yugoslavia until 1991 adopted flags in ratios 1:2 and as part of Yugoslavia (1945-1991) all constituent Yugoslav republics also had flags in the proportion 1:2 (9).
www.flaginstitute.org /fibosnia.htm   (2430 words)

  
 Image:European flag.svg - Wikinews, the free news source
The European flag was originally the flag of the Council of Europe, which is a different international organisation covering the whole Europe with 47 member states, including Turkey, Russia, and many others.
However later the European flag became the common flag of the Council of Europe and the European Community which became European Union.
Permission to use the European emblem does not confer on those to whom it is granted any right of exclusive use, nor does it allow them to appropriate the emblem or any similar trademark or logo, either by registration or any other means.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/Image:European_flag.svg   (748 words)

  
 CBBC Newsround | EUROPEAN UNION | A new flag for Europe
They should be prepared to explain their flags to the rest of the class.
With the end of apartheid and white-rule in 1994, South Africa considered a reported 7,000 proposals for a new flag to represent all the races of the fledgling "rainbow nation".
The United States flag has changed 27 times since the Stars and Stripes was adopted in 1777 - with 25 of those alterations made to add new stars as new states entered the Union.
news.bbc.co.uk /cbbcnews/hi/teachers/citizenship_11_14/subject_areas/european_union/newsid_1976000/1976980.stm   (432 words)

  
 European Union: Myths on the flag
Now, the argument is that the flag of the Council of Europe, which the European Union took over, was decided by a small group of representatives from the Catholic member states (in secretive meetings from which there is no written record) and without explaining the symbolism of the circle of stars.
Arranged in a circlet, a dozen stars represent the constellation of Corona, and are seen as a crown in paintings of the Virgin Mary as Stella Maris, to signify royalty and thus the structures of government (as in a Round Table).
The Koolhas flag (also known as the "barcode flag") was never meant as a real flag, at least not by any European Union officials.
flagspot.net /flags/eu!myt.html   (1369 words)

  
 The "Virgin Mary" Euro Flag
The Euro flag's 12 stars were inspired by the halo of 12 stars which appear around the Madonna in the many Catholic pictures of her.
Heitz, the artist of the flag, drew his inspiration from the traditional iconography of the image of the Immaculate Conception in which are the 12 stars in a circle on a blue background.
Paredes admits that "neither the stars nor the blues of the flag are particularly religious symbols, thus respecting the conscience of all Europeans, regardless of their beliefs." The EU flag "is a shared flag, blue with 12 gold stars symbolizing completeness.
www.propheticrevelation.net /misc/euroflag.htm   (1611 words)

  
 Czech president opposed to EU flag - EUbusiness - EU law, politics and finance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Czech President and well-known eurosceptic, Vaclav Klaus, remained opposed to the European flag flying on the presidency building saying his country "is not a province of the European Union".
Two Czech artists, Michael Kocab and Borek Spipek, attempted to hoise a European flag on the presidency buildng on Thursday, for the 16th anniversary of the fall of communism, but were stopped by a security guard.
His successor and architect of the "velvet revolution" in 1989, Vaclav Havel, said it was "almost scandalous" that the European flag did not fly on the presidency building, CTK news agency reported.
www.eubusiness.com /Institutions/051121131306.thw210dy   (302 words)

  
 Irish Chiefs: Memorandum on the Role of Irish Chief Herald Slevin in the Design of the European Flag
He was one of a trio of European heralds who in the mid 1950s were tasked with devising a symbol for the Council of Europe, and it was his suggested design of the now ubiquitous circle of 12 golden stars on a deep blue background that finally found favour with the establishment in Strasbourg.
The account of Slevin's alleged prime role in the design of the European flag was repeated in an official history of the Genealogical Office/Office of the Chief Herald by historian and archivist Susan Hood, which was commissioned by National Library Director and Chief Herald Brendan O Donoghue and published in 2002.
Thus was born the familiar European flag, which in 1986 was also adopted by the European Community, now the European Union, thus ensuring its development as the premier symbol of the Continent.
homepage.eircom.net /~seanjmurphy/chiefs/euroflagmemo.html   (2124 words)

  
 Blue Flag Programme
The Blue Flag is an exclusive eco-label awarded to over 3200 beaches and marinas in 37 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, New Zealand, Canada and the Caribbean in the past year.
The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the independent non-profit organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services.
www.blueflag.org   (187 words)

  
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The ceremony was held on 16 November, on the forecourt outside the Council of Europe, in the presence of the Heads of the Organisation, the President of the European Parliament, Josep Borell, and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso.
A giant flag, large enough to be mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records, measuring 46 metres by 25 and symbolising the 46 member states of the Council of Europe and the 25 member states of the European Union, was laid out in front of the Palais de l’Europe.
The Council of Europe and the European Commission make sure that the European symbols are used in an appropriately dignified manner and may take any necessary measures to combat their improper use.
www.coe.int /T/E/Com/Files/events/2005-12-drapeau   (306 words)

  
 European flag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Although the flag is most commonly associated with the European Union (EU), it was initially used by the Council of Europe (COE), and intended to represent Europe as a whole as opposed to any particular organization such as the EU or the COE.
However, flag designer Arsene Heitz has acknowledged that the Book of Revelation helped to inspire him.
The flag's design is also very similar to that of the International Paneuropean Union [4] (http://www.paneuropa.org), an organization founded at the first half of the 20th century promoting European unity.
www.sugarland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/European_flag   (631 words)

  
 Spain in Cyberspain: European Blue Flags in spanish beaches
One of there was the Blue Flag Campaign in Europe for which and agreement was signed with the European Foundation for the Environment (EFE) which recognized the initiative and responsibility to the organization for putting the campaign into motion.
The creation of a logotype and a Flag to distinguish the water sports centers in France which had excellent environmental conditions and services came about in 1985 as a private initiative of the French branch.
Participation in the Blue Flag Campaign is voluntary both for member states of the European Union and for autonomous communities, municipalities and for the foundation itself and its national branches.
www.cyberspain.com /color/blueflag.htm   (645 words)

  
 BBC News | EUROPE | Down with EU stars, run up stripes
If the European Union accepts as many as 10 new countries to the already 15-strong club, it is feared the enlarged organisation's flag may look a bit out of date.
Alongside designs incorporating clasped fl and white hands, doves and hearts and a large fl cat sitting with a small white mouse, were a hammer and sickle logo substituting a banana and a rifle, and a cartoon of Bart Simpson sunning himself on a beach.
The idea of portraying in the same flag all the colours of the European nations is simply wonderful and very optimistic.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1974000/1974721.stm   (966 words)

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