Proposal for a European flag by Salvador de Madariaga (1 December 1951)

On 1 December 1951, Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish statesman and founder of the College of Europe in Bruges, proposes an azure European flag with a constellation of stars representing the various European capitals. The City of Strasbourg, seat of the Council of Europe, is represented by a larger star.

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Source: Archives historiques du Conseil de l'Europe - Historical archives of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex. Le drapeau - The Flag, 2191.

Copyright: (c) Historical archives of the Council of Europe

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