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The main event of celebrating the old continent’s day was marked in downtown Belgrade on 11 May within the “Open Europe” manifestation. Hundreds of resident of Serbia capital, but also the people from other towns in Serbia, came to Youth Center where jugglers, magicians, politicians, diplomatic corps members, representatives of institutions and nongovernmental sector, and musicians waited for them.
The story of “How the Tree and the Flower Rescued the World”, told by the actors from Čarapa theatre to school and preschool children, was a gift from the Serbian European Integration Office of the Government of Serbia to the children, for the occasion of Europe Day on 9 May.
Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Suzana Grubjesic said that the European Commission (EC) recommended that negotiations with Serbia on membership of the EU begin, which marks the beginning of an irreversible process that will put our country into the European family, with whose help we will have a better chance to economically consolidate and move forward.