Comrat, 17 May 2014
“Europe as we know is built on shared values and on cultural diversity. Europe Day is an opportunity to celebrate the richness of these values and our cultural diversity”, the Head of EU Delegation to Moldova, Mr. Pirkka Tapiola, opened the Europe day celebrations in Comrat, the Gagauzian capital.
The Europe Village, organised by EU Delegation, was brought to the Autonomy for the second time. Traditionally the event takes place in Chisinau, but for the last two years it was taken out the capital. EU-funded projects and European embassies took the opportunity to showcase their countries, culture and cuisine to the people in Comrat. The stand of EUBAM was also well visited.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Ms. Natalia Gherman, the Governor of ATU Gagauzia, Mr. Mihail Formuzal, the Chairman of the ATUG People’s Assembly, Ms. Anna Harlamenko and the Mayor of the Comrat city, Mr. Nicolae Dudoglo joined Ambassador Tapiola for the celebrations in the central square of Comrat.