#IT2014EU logo in occasion of the French National Day
A cockade in the colours of the French flag placed on the breast of the stylised swallow, symbol of the six-month Italian presidency. A tribute to France on the 14th of July, the national day of one of the founding countries of Europe.
Since 1880, the 14th of July has been National Day in France. It celebrates the storming of the Bastille in 1789, symbolising the end of absolute monarchy and the beginning of the Republic.
Best wishes to all French people by the Italian Presidency of the EU Council.