Acceptance Atlas of European Values

 

 

Jan Peter Balkenende accepts the first copy of the Atlas of European Values

Jan Peter Balkenende (prime minister of the Netherlands) said in 2005, on his acceptance of the first copy of the Atlas of European Values: "This atlas shows us the soul of the Europeans. It is a treasure-trove of information on the wealth of opinions about Europe and the forces that bind us in spite of our differences. It advances the dialogue about what Europe stands for, a dialogue which is fundamental to European Culture. For as Vitrubius said: 'There is nothing more essential than what we carry in our minds'.

Atlas of European Values