The international Danube day

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Danube day
Danube day

Today we celebrate the international Danube day.

This special day is celebrated annually on June 29.

The event marks the signing of the Convention on cooperation for the protection and sustainable use of the Danube River (ICPDR), in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia on 29 June 1994.

The document ensures cooperation between Governments, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, and industry.

This date has been dogged at international level at the initiative of Danubian countries and under the auspices of the International Commission for the protection of the Danube River.

The events dedicated to this day takes place in all Danubian States, to highlight their desire to adopt common strategies and measures, for the protection of the Danube River.

On the banks of the River have held festivals, public meetings or fun and educational events.

Danube day means solidarity between the peoples that share this common good, in spite of the cultural and historical differences, having a common desire respectively the responsibility to protect this valuable resource.

The Danube River Basin plays an important role in the political, social, economic and cultural context, for the development of Central and South-East Europe.

The Danube River is the second longest of the rivers of Europe, after the Volga, and the only one in Europe which flows from West to East.

It springs from the Black Forest mountains and passes through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine, and has tributaries in seven other States.

The river crosses four capitals, namely Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade.

Celebrate this day, especially through a more intense awareness of the major role that owns this important water system, in Europe.

All the best and a new fantastic week to you all!

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