You see the flags of Europe everywhere. They are waving not only on the flagpoles near the official institutions of the member countries, but also in many other places. Why the flag of Europe is so popular nowadays? Certainly, the refugee situation plays the main role at the time. It symbolizes unity and people’s cohesion trying to cope with the situation. Everyone knows this so simple but effective flag. Blue color and twelve golden stars. No, these stars do not mean the member countries of the EU. They stand as a symbol of such important values as unity, solidarity and harmony among the European nations.
In 1955, it became a symbol of the Council of Europe. In the next few years, more and more European institutions emerged, so the Council of Europe claimed this flag also to be a symbol.
In 1983, the European Parliament adopted this flag of the European Community. Only two years later, all the leaders of the EU member countries decided to use the flag of Europe as the official symbol of the European Union.
It is important to show unity in Europe especially at this moment. The flag of Europe ensures that this union is successfully accomplished. This situation is a great indicator showing this statement in practice. So do not be surprised if you see a great number of flagpoles with a waving flag of Europe. Really, flags have a very strong power that should not be underestimated.