#IT2014EU logo in occasion of the Belgian National Day
A cockade in the colours of the Belgian flag placed on the breast of the stylised swallow, symbol of the six-month Italian presidency. A tribute to Belgium on the 21st of July, the national day of one of the 28 EU member states. Since 1890, the 21st of July has been National Day in Belgium.
It celebrates the oath of loyalty to the Constitution sworn by Leopold I, the first king of the Belgians, in 1831. The king’s vow marked the beginning of the constitutional and parliamentary monarchy in Belgium.
Best wishes to all Belgian people by the Italian Presidency of the EU Council.