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Earlier Declarations



 

1950  Richard Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi
Founder of the Pan-European Movement (*1894-1972)

1951  Prof. Dr. Hendrik Brugmans
Rector of the European College in Bruges (*1906-1997)

1952  Alcide de Gasperi
Italian Prime Minister (*1881-1954)

1953  Jean Monnet
President of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (*1888-1979)

1954  Dr. Konrad Adenauer
Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (*1876-1967)

1955  Sir Winston Churchill
former Prime Minister of Great Britain (*1874-1965)

1957  Paul Henri Spaak
Secretary-General of NATO (*1889-1972)

1958  Robert Schuman
President of the European Parliament (*1886-1963)

1959  George C. Marshall
former US Secretary of State (*1880-1959)

1960  Dr. Josef Bech
Honorary State Minister, President of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies (*1887-1975)

1961  Prof. Dr. Walter Hallstein
President of the Commission of the European Economic Community (*1901-1982)

1963  The Rt. Hon. Edward Heath
M.B.E., M.P. British Lord Privy Seal (*1916-2005)

1964  Prof. Dr. Antonio Segni
President of the Republic of Italy (*1891-1972)

1966  Jens Otto Krag
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark (*1914 -1978)

1967  Joseph Luns
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (*1911-2001)

1969  Jean Rey
President of The Commission of the European Communities (*1902-1983)

1970  Francois Seydoux de Clausonne
former French Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (*1905-1981)

1972  The Rt. Hon. Roy Jenkins P.C., M.P.
politician (*1920)

1973  Don Salvador de Madariaga
philosopher, sociologist, historian (*1886-1978)

1976  Leo Tindemans
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium (*1922)

1977  Walter Scheel
Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany (*1919)

1978  Konstantin Karamanlis
Prime Minister of the Republic of Greece (*1907)

1979  Emilio Colombo
President of the European Parliament (*1920)

1981  Simone Veil
President of the European Parliament (*1927)

1982  H.M. King Juan Carlos I of Spain  (*1938)

1984  Prof. Dr. Karl Carstens
Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany (*1914-1992)

1986  The People of Luxembourg

1987  Prof. Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
former Secretary of State of the United States of America (*1923)

1988  Francois Mitterrand
President of the French Republic (*1916-1996)
and
Dr. Helmut Kohl
Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (*1930)

1989  Frère Roger 
founder of the Communauté of Taizé (*1915-2005)

1990  Dr. Gyula Horn 
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary (*1932)

1991  Václav Havel 
President of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic (*1936)

1992  Jacques Delors 
President of the Commission of the European Communities (*1925)

1993  Felipe González Márquez 
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Spain (*1942)

1994  Gro Harlem Brundtland 
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway (*1939)

1995  Dr. Franz Vranitzky 
Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (*1937)

1996  H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (*1938)

1997  Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog 
Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany (*1934)

1998  Prof. Dr. Bronislaw Geremek 
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Poland (*1932)

1999  Anthony Charles Lynton Blair 
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (*1953)

2000  William Jefferson Clinton 
President of the United States of America (*1946)

2001  György Konrád
President of the Academy of Arts, Berlin, writer and sociologist  (*1933)

2002  The Euro

2003  Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
President of the European Convent (*1926)

Extraordinary Charlemagne Prize of Aachen
2004  His Holiness Pope John Paul II. (*1920-2005)

2004  Pat Cox
President of the European Parliament (*1952)

2005  Dr. Dr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
President of the Republic of Italy (*1920)

2006  Dr. Jean-Claude Juncker
Prime Minister of Luxembourg (*1954)

2007  Dr. Javier Solana de Madariaga
High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy,
Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union (*1942)

2008 Dr. Angela Merkel
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (*1954)

2009 Dr. Andrea Riccardi
Founder of the Community of Sant' Egidio (*1950)