Account by Paul M. G. Lévy on the creation of the European flag

In this film clip, the Belgian Paul M. G. Lévy, former Director of the Information and Press Service of the Council of Europe, gives an account of the origins and the symbolic meaning of the blue flag with a circle of 12 gold stars which was adopted as an emblem, on 8 December 1955, by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and, in June 1985, by the 10 Member States of the European Community at the Milan European Council.

Source and copyright

Source: Videokit European Flag - The Origin of the flag- Strasbourg: Council of Europe [Prod.], 2005. Council of Europe, Strasbourg. - VIDEO (00:03:42, Colour, Original Sound Track).
Council of Europe, Avenue de l'Europe, 67075 Strasbourg Cedex.

Copyright: (c) Conseil de l'Europe

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