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On 24 March, the EU Delegation to Armenia and the Italian Embassy in Armenia organised the “Ever Closer Union” photo exhibition to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. The exhibition was open to the public from 25 to 27 March at the Armenian Artists Union.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties the mobile “Ever Closer Union” photo exhibition became a reality due to the efforts of the Historical Archives of the European Union, in collaboration with the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, the European Parliament Department for European Policies, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the ANSA news agency.
The exhibition included archive documents and images presented across fourteen panels. These featured documents, pictures, and educational captions were divided into four sections: history, European unification through economy and law, social Europe and European citizenship, and the European Economic Community/EU international dimension.
The main aim of the exhibition was to present the public with a comprehensive picture of the past (the creation of the European community), the present (the European Union today,) and the future (challenges facing the European Union).
The EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski and the Ambassador of Italy to Armenia Giovanni Ricciulli held opening speeches.

ARS_1946Ambassador Świtalski stated that the Rome Treaties were examples of documents that could change history: ‘Europe, the most peaceful, prosperous and generous of all continents, continues to have the characteristic feature of never being satisfied with its achievements. It may sound pretty provocative to say, but Armenians also have significant interest in Europe’s prosperity. A bright future for Europe means a better future for Armenia; a stable and strong Europe means more support and assistance for Armenia’s modernisation and democratisation processes. I am sure that the new framework agreement will allow us to reach a new level of relations’.

ARS_1975Ambassador Ricciulli noted that the history of European unification involved successfully confronting challenges: ‘While it is undeniable that the European Union is facing significant challenges, it is also true that now is the time Europeans show how much they appreciate close cooperation. Today’s exhibition will highlight the great successes that we have achieved on this important journey’.

This year in May, in the framework of Europe Day events, the exhibition will be presented in six Armenian cities, also giving opportunity to the residents of Armenian regions to visit it.