Marbella celebrates Europe Day with a remembrance of the Ukrainian people.
Marbella celebrates Europe Day with an event open to the public to extol the spirit of union between the community peoples who live together in the municipality, which took place in the Parque de la Constitución. There was a special remembrance for the Ukrainian people who are suffering the consequences of the invasion by Russia.
The councillor for Foreign Residents, Remedios Bocanegra, highlighted the development of an event which in the town “takes on a special meaning as it has residents of more than 137 nationalities”.
At the event, prizes were awarded to the winners of the Town Hall’s school writing and drawing competitions, which went to Ainhoa Pulido and Emilio José Vida, pupils at CEIP Federico García Lorca, respectively.
The councillor also sent “warm greetings to the more than 2,700 Ukrainians living in the city, who have our full support, as well as to the Russian community, who also want the war to cease”.
He also affirmed that in the municipality “the values of unity and common space that underpin the European Union survive, a roadmap that is evident in the work that we carry out from the City Council, a work that has resulted in the city being one of the beneficiary localities of the European Regional Development Fund, the ERDF Funds”.
“Thanks to them, we are carrying out projects in the municipality aimed at improving the quality of life of citizens,” she said.
For all these reasons, the mayor stressed that “today we are not only commemorating the 72nd anniversary of Robert Schuman’s declaration, on 9 May 1950, but we are also celebrating the involvement of all citizens in the commitment to union and the construction of a common space, a picture that is clear in Marbella and its residents”.