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Fingers crossed for a free Ukraine at Europe Day

By Kwon Mee-yoo

European consulates in Korea observed Europe Day in Seoul Plaza, May 9, with the Embassy of Ukraine to Seoul as a method for showing fortitude with the conflict torn country. The consulates of 24 EU part states as well as the EU designation and Embassy of Ukraine participated in the current year’s occasion, which carried an essentialness to the downtown area following two years of the pandemic. Every country’s stall offered an assortment of things presenting the country, from famous food to travel leaflets.

“This is my most memorable Europe Day occasion in Korea since we could do nothing last year on account of COVID. So I am exceptionally glad that we can emerge to the core of Seoul in City Hall Plaza with every one of the European consulates in Korea,” EU Ambassador to Korea Maria Castillo Fernandez said.

“What we needed to celebrate today with Seoul residents is fundamentally the standards we share with Korea and we are here in this square with Ukraine to remain with them,” she proceeded.

EU Ambassador to Korea Maria Castillo Fernandez, front in blue dress, gives an impromptu speech with Ukrainian Ambassador to Korea Dmytro Ponomarenko, second from right, wearing a blue cover, and other EU part state emissaries in Korea during the initial service of the 2022 Europe Day occasion in Seoul Plaza, downtown Seoul, Monday. Graciousness of the EU assignment to Korea
The consulates of 24 EU part states as well as the EU appointment and Embassy of Ukraine participate in the 2022 Europe Day occasion in Seoul Plaza, downtown Seoul, Monday. Graciousness of the EU designation to Korea

Europe Day celebrates the introduction of the European Union (EU), tracing all the way back to 1950. As European nations attempted to recuperate from the repercussions of World War II, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman recommended a supranational association, which prompted the production of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC).

“We commend the solidarity of the 27 European nations for harmony and success. A long time back on this day, an assertion of under 10 minutes changed the predetermination of an entire mainland,” Ambassador Castillo said.

“France, through the voice of Robert Schuman, contacted Germany and other European nations with the notable Schuman Declaration that proposes an interesting association in view of shared values, standards and fortitude for harmony and flourishing across Europe.”

Minister Castillo additionally noticed the emergencies the EU’s fortitude countenances, for example, the continuous pandemic, environmental change and all the more as of late, Russia’s uncalled-for hostility against Ukraine.

“On this day, our hearts particularly go out to individuals of Ukraine who are as yet battling for opportunity, basic freedoms, a majority rules government and law and order,” she said. “These are major qualities we represent. It shows us that the target of European fortitude and solidarity is more substantial than any other time in recent memory.”

EU Ambassador to Korea Maria Castillo Fernandez, front in blue dress, gives an impromptu speech with Ukrainian Ambassador to Korea Dmytro Ponomarenko, second from right, wearing a blue cover, and other EU part state emissaries in Korea during the initial function of the 2022 Europe Day occasion in Seoul Plaza, downtown Seoul, Monday. Graciousness of the EU assignment to Korea
Guests investigate Ukrainian food varieties and specialties at the country’s corner during the 2022 Europe Day occasion in Seoul Plaza, downtown Seoul, Monday. Ukraine was welcome to the occasion this year as the consulates of EU part states in Korea stand with the conflict torn country. Politeness of the EU designation to Korea

Ukrainian Ambassador to Seoul Dmytro Ponomarenko welcomed visitors at his nation’s stall, which offered customary Ukrainian food and artworks to address the country’s remarkable culture.

“We are so satisfied to be here since we consider ourselves part of the European family. Ukraine is battling against Russia to keep the tranquility of Europe and most certainly, we do this for Europe as well as for the entire world. Furthermore, we are extremely pleased and we trust the following stage for us is to be an individual from the European Union,” he said.

Then, at that point, he presented Ukrainian dishes, for example, “vareniki” (dumplings with potatoes and onions), “kartoplianyky” (crushed potato patties with meat fillings) and “uzvar” (a beverage made by bubbling dried organic products).

Other European rarities, like Austria’s “salzstangerl” (salt bread roll) with “Liptauer” spread and Belgium’s waffles with cream additionally developed long lines.

The Danish corner facilitated a test on Denmark and a Lego speculating game with Lego sets as prizes, flaunting the well known toy block organization began in Denmark. The Swedish stall’s huge Dala Horse mold turned into a famous photograph spot for the guests who rushed to Seoul Plaza. Ireland advanced its abstract heavyweight, James Joyce.

The corners of Croatia and the Czech Republic were packed with guests as those are well known objections among Korean travelers. The three Baltic territories of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania advanced vacationer locales in their nations to draw in Korean guests to less popular pieces of Europe.

EU Ambassador to Korea Maria Castillo Fernandez, front in blue dress, gives an impromptu speech with Ukrainian Ambassador to Korea Dmytro Ponomarenko, second from right, wearing a blue cover, and other EU part state emissaries in Korea during the initial service of the 2022 Europe Day occasion in Seoul Plaza, downtown Seoul, Monday. Graciousness of the EU appointment to Korea
A guest poses inquiries about Romania and other European nations at the Romanian corner of the 2022 Europe occasion in Seoul Plaza, downtown Seoul, Monday. Politeness of the EU appointment to Korea

Romania’s stall was exceptionally famous as the nation facilitated test games about Romania and the EU, and offered Romanian bites and gifts as prizes.

Cezar Manole Armeanu, the minister of Romania to Korea, motioned to one of the awards, a gift magnet of the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania.

“Our Parliament is the second-biggest authoritative structure on the planet, after the Pentagon,” he made sense of.

“We are exceptionally satisfied to present to the Korean nation new data about European nations and our nation and to get to know one another better,” Armeanu said

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