Make Europe Day a paid holiday, says European election candidate

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A European election candidate has said that if elected, she will make it her priority to garner support for celebrating Europe Day as national holiday across the European Union.

MEP candidate Fidelma Healy Eames argued that if we are truly citizens of Europe, then it’s time to celebrate the day on May 9th.

She believes that not only should Europe Day be celebrated, but that the Friday or Monday closest to May 9th should be designated paid holiday leave and a European-wide bank holiday.

The celebration is on the anniversary of when the European Coal and Steel Community was first proposed by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in 1950.