It is 25 years ago today that the Maastricht Treaty was signed.
7 February: an historic date for Europe. It is the date on which the Maastricht Treaty was signed 25 years ago. This event laid the basis for the present-day Europe. So congratulations are therefore due to all Europeans!
The silver jubilee of the Maastricht Treaty is an occasion to celebrate. It is also a very suitable occasion to assess Europe’s current position and to look ahead and to change and improve Europe where appropriate and possible. We are doing this by organising a programme named Europe Calling! in the birthplace of the Treaty: Maastricht and the Euroregion.
However, today is the time to celebrate Europe – in a modest manner. And tomorrow? We will start shaping the new Europe together!