On 9 May it is Europe Day, when the European Union celebrates the Schuman Declaration – a statement made by the French foreign minister Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950 proposing to place German and French coal and steel production under a single authority. By creating common interests between European nations, they would co-operate with each other, rather than go to war. This ultimately led to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, the predecessor of the European Union.
Deutsche Bahn fully embodies this idea. CEO Richard Lutz said:
“At DB we are part of the European railway family. The European railways stand for diversity, for tolerance and for international co-operation. Close collaboration is the foundation of the success of the European, international rail transport. The railways are the backbone of mobility in Europe and an active contribution to protecting our climate.”
To make a visual statement Deutsche Bahn is illuminating Berlin Central Station in the European flag.
Deutsche Bahn says:
“We subscribe to the European values: freedom of movement of people, goods and services; diversity and tolerance are also indispensable to us. The transport networks are Europe’s lifelines.”
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