Flag of Europe
The Flag of Europe or European Flag,[a] is an official symbol adopted by two separate organisations, the Council of Europe (CoE) as a symbol for the whole of Europe, and the European Union (EU). Its made up of a circle of twelve five-pointed yellow stars on a blue (azure) field.
|Name||European flag, Flag of Europe, Flag of the Council of Europe, Flag of the European Union|
|Use||Council flag representing the 47 member states of the Council of Europe, union flag representing the 28 member states of the EU|
|Adopted||8 December 1955 (CoE)|
29 June 1985 (EEC)
|Design||A circle of twelve five-pointed yellow stars on a blue field.|
|Designed by||Arsène Heitz, Paul M. G. Lévy|
The design was created in 1955, and officially adopted later that year by the Council of Europe as a symbol for the whole of Europe.
- Alternatively, it is sometimes called the Flag of the European Union when representing the EU. The name "flag of the European Union" is used in e.g. the Italian law no. 22 of 5 February 1998 (bandiera dell'Unione europea), and by the Centre virtuel de la connaissance sur l'Europe (Le drapeau de l'Union européenne, 2016).
- Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (8 December 1955), Resolution (55) 32 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, CVCE, retrieved 25 June 2014
- The European flag, Council of Europe. Retrieved 27 October 2016.