I start to notice in the newspapers and the net resolutions on how to celebrate this major event next year.
To get my attention in the beginning was:
1. a curious little article in Le Soir stating that the office of the minister-presindent of the region Brussels-Capital Charles Picqué will organise next year an European Carnival in Brusells to celebrate the Treaty and create a sense of pride in Bruxellois to be in the capital of Europe.
2. this week, during their spring plenary the COMECE
Bishops decided to hold a congress in Rome from 23-24 March 2007. This congress will mark and reflect upon the European Union and its values fifty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 1957 COMECE is the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community.
I start to see a pattern of decisions to spend lots of money for fun carnivals and vacations in Rome. I am curious to see what comes next. We are going to be hit in the 12 months from all side by this celebration. 50 years might not look like a lot but I feel that it is a major milestone. And for my baby-boom generation it means the work of a lifetime. It is not bad given the presmises.
Better look at Wikipedia to brush up on the history of the EU
to put this celebration into context. What started with 6 than 9 than 12 it is now 25 countries this year and 27 next year with Rumania and Bulgaria.European Union Brussels