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May 12, 2014

Antigua and Barbuda Host Annual Europe Day Celebrations 2014


EU will Celebrate Europe Day in Antigua and Barbuda this year

Antigua and Barbuda has been selected as the location to commemorate “Europe Day” this year.

It is the first time the celebrations will be held in Antigua and Barbuda, which are normally held in Bridgetown, the location of the European Union Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

National Authorizing Officer for EDF, Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry says several Diplomats from EU Member States and Officers from the Delegation in Bridgetown will be here to participate in a series of activities to commemorate May 9th.

Among the activities planned include a tour of several project sites; the restored sea wall at the Nelson Dockyard and the Ferry Docking facility in St. John’s that have received funding under the 9th and 10th European Development Fund and a visit to St. John’s Anglican Cathedral.

The visiting EU team will also be paying courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Baldwin Spencer and the Leader of the Opposition, The Hon. Gaston Browne.

Europe Day celebrations will climax with a cocktail reception at the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute at Dutchman’s Bay to which dignitaries including members of Government, diplomats, the private sector and civil society have been invited.

Through the different Lome’ Conventions and the current Cotonou Accord, the EU has provided substantial financial and technical development assistance to Antigua and Barbuda, which are recognized each year in the Throne Speech and Budget Address.