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'The European flag embodies the will of a Europe united around common values'

“The European Flag, which depicts a circle, symbol of unity, means a lot. It stands for the ambition and the reality of European unification,” today said PACE President Anne Brasseur, on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the Council of Europe.

“This reality is sometimes undermined by disagreements and conflicts, and a Europe united around common values of human rights, democracy and rule of law is still not fully realised,” she added. “By continuing to defend and promote these values, the Council of Europe will help to preserve peace and democratic stability on the continent. Only in uniting our efforts can we defend the human rights of every Council of Europe Citizen”.