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2023Europa - Peace - Set

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  • 09.05.2023
About Europa - Peace

In 1956, the Europa program was created to promote Europe, its culture and its history to philatelists. Each year, a unique theme is put out to competition and proposed to the participating countries. For 2023, almost a year after the start of Russia's military offensive against Ukraine, launched on February 24, 2022, which continues, the theme chosen is peace, the most important human value. This choice sounds like a reminder of the will that presided over the creation of Europe in 1950 at the end of the Second World War, summed up by Robert Schuman in a now famous formula: make Europe to make peace. But eleven years after the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, which recognized the real efficiency of the European project, it is necessary to start thinking anew about the conditions for a lasting peace on the scale of the world, so much has the situation changed. Terrorism, the rise of religious extremism, the foreseeable increase in migration caused by climate change and the increase in the number of refugees make it necessary to think about peaceful relations between different cultures.

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