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Musicians from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe gave a special workshop for children from a Dublin primary school at the European Parliament Office on Monday, 11 February.Read more : Dublin Primary School in Workshop with Chamber Orchestra of Europe
A 2005 Eurobarometer survey indicated that by a 2-1 majority, Europeans believe Europe outperforms the US when it comes to healthcare. After environmental protection, healthcare is the main area where the 'European way' is seen as preferable to the 'American way'.Read more : Does the EU need a Health Services Directive?
On 9th May 1950, not long after the end of the Second World War, Robert Schuman, then French Minister for Foreign Affairs made a declaration proposing that nations such as France and Germany should join together to ensure that war on the European continent would not happen again. This declaration, now known as the Schuman Declaration, started the process of European integration which has led to the European Union we have today. Europe Day is celebrated annually throughout the EU on 9th May.Read more : 9 May 2007 - European Parliament celebrates Europe Day
On 1st January 2007, the Irish language became an official working language of the European Union for the first time. Provided that they give prior notice, Irish-speaking MEPs can now make their interventions in Irish during the Plenary Sessions of the European Parliament and the final texts of EU regulations, which are approved jointly by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (from 1st January 2007 onwards), will be translated to Irish. After a period of five years, this situation will be reviewed and a decision will be taken on whether Irish language services can be further extended.Read more : 11 January 2007 - celebrating the status of Irish in the EU