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Europe Day

Europe Day is celebrated on 9 May each year. On that day we commemorate the declaration made by Robert Schuman in 1950. Robert Schuman was the French Minister for Foreign Affairs who on 9 May 1950 gave a speech leading to the foundation of the European Coal and Steel Community. This event marked the beginning of European unification. The NBBmuseum highlights different facets of the European story and mainly focuses on the role Belgium has played in this tale.

The wondrous story of Madame de Nettine

On 5th May the NBB celebrates its 167th birthday. It might just as well have been its 256th birthday, if Barbe-Louis-Josèphe de Nettine (1706-1755) had not put a stop to that. The NBBmuseum gives an account of the events.