The European Union flag
The European flag consists of 12 golden stars in a circle on an azure background. It symbolizes solidarity among the peoples of Europe. The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries. 12 is a symbol of perfection and the circle is a symbol of unity. The flag's designer has said that a source of inspiration was the twelve-star halo of the Virgin Mary. The Council of Europe created the flag in 1955. In 1985, it was adopted as the emblem of the European Union.
- What is the population of the European Union?
- Which is the most populated country of the EU?
- Which is the least populated?
- How many people are eligible to vote at the European Parliament elections?
- When are the elections for the European Parliament?
- After the 2014 elections, how many MEPs will there be (how many from France)?
- What does the European Parliament do?
- Who will the next European Commission President be?
- What are the three other symbols of the European Union?
- What do you feel when you see the EU flag?
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