I would like to compliment you on your deep commitment to strengthening European identity through a fascinating sporting project.
STRASBOURG, France (PRWEB) May 21, 2012
Honoured by the patronage of the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and endorsed by the numerous European governments, the Esimit Europa project gained new recognition for its contribution in strengthening European identity. Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, delivered an extensive speech, recognizing project’s key attributes and supporting endeavours in terms of fostering sports, business and diplomatic relations among European nations.
“As the President of the European Parliament, I would like to compliment you on your deep commitment to strengthening European identity through a fascinating sporting project, the Esimit Europa yachting project. The yacht represents a truly high tech and commendable European project, bringing people together under the EU flag. Esimit Europa has been representing European Union for almost a decade in an inspirational way. A yacht, navigated by a truly European crew, sailing under the European flag, is a strong symbol of European unity and cooperation. Europe needs such symbols, which have power to unite and inspire. In high level yachting, as in high level supranational politics, only by working together and by deep trust in your crew, you can succeed. The impressive results of the Esimit Europa 2 yacht and its multinational European crew illustrate that the European Union’s success relies on dialog, collaboration, mutual trust and synergy between the member states and with their partner countries. Today, more than ever, Europeans are all in the same boat and only together we can ride out of current storm and reach safe harbour. The Esimit Europa project is a bright example of the optimism that better times are ahead. The European Union may be facing the greatest challenges in its history. Without responsibility, cohesion and solidarity, we will not be able to overcome those challenges and take advantage of Europe’s full potential. I therefore support your endeavour of Europeans working towards a common goal, and I wish you and the crew of the Esimit Europa 2 yacht every success in the future,” said Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament.
Video presentation of Martin Schulz’s speech is available HERE.
The Esimit Europa project has been promoting dialog and collaboration between European nations for almost two decades. The symbol of the project is the Esimit Europa 2 yacht, which sails under the flag of the European Union, is registered on Cyprus, a member of Yacht Club de Monaco, competes for the Slovenian Sailing Federation and on board joins the best sailors from various European countries. It has been invited to be a part of the protocol during the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU takeover and will carry the official emblem for the duration of the presidency. The Esimit Europa 2 yacht is under the patronage of the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and its main sponsor is the Russian global energy company Gazprom.
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