Friday, 10 October 2008

The EU Anthem

Yes, after they took the flag and the anthem out of the Constitution so they could call it the Lisbon Treaty they've gone ahead and voted them back in again anyway.

Beethoven's Ode to Joy, the final movement of his choral ninth symphony, will be used to open the parliament after each election and for formal sittings where heads of state are present.

The blue flag with 12 gold stars will be flown on all parliament buildings and displayed in parliament meeting rooms and official events.

This particular version of the anthem will not be to manys' taste. A little too much emphasis on bodily functions perhaps.

But appropriate somehow.

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