On June the 12th 2019, at Intercontinental Beach Hotel hotel European Councils in Qatar organized an event to celebrate Europe Day. The date marks the anniversary of the historical ‘Schuman declaration’. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.
The emphasis of the evening was to celebrate the unity in diversity across Europe based on a robust set of shared values, which allows the European Union to secure their peaceful coexistence and collective prosperity.
Mr. Cristian Tudor, Ambassador of Romania to Qatar, country Holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union took the floor, later the Qatar Youth & Junior Choir performed the Qatari and European Union anthems.
The event was lived up with European music, a quiz and a raffle.
This time, as a souvenir of the event, EcoSouk bags were given to all the attendees.
EcoSouk bags were brought to Doha last year by a Laura, a British mum of 3 living in Qatar. She wanted to cut down on the amount of plastic bags used in the supermarket and so sourced these to hold her fruit and veg. The mesh bags and green pouch are made from recycled plastic bottles.
Hundreds of people are now using them throughout Qatar – all wanting to do their bit for the planet.