Our European Union flags are produced in the traditional 2:1 ratio used for National flags in the UK so this flag will match others of the same size if you are flying several flags together. We use a MOD grade Knitted Polyester which has been tested for its durability and suitability for production of flags.
Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags
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Flags will not last forever. Whilst we do everything possible to ensure our products are the most durable possible.
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|Adopted||8th December 1955 (CoE) 18th June 1985 (EEC/EU)|
|Proportion||A circle of 12 five pointed gold stars on a blue field.|
|Colours||PMS – Blue: Reflex Blue, Gold: Yellow
CMYK – Blue: 100% Cyan, 80% Magenta, 0% Yellow, 0% Black; Gold: 0% Cyan, 0% Magenta,
100% Yellow, 0% Black
The Council of Europe adopted the flag of Europe in 1955 and the European Economic Community 1985. The European Economic Community became the European Community and then eventually the European Union. The flag remained the same through the name change.
Arsène Heitz and Paul M. G. Lévy designed the flag, it consists of a blue field with a circle of twelve 5-pointed fold stars.
There were six unsuccessful designs for the Flag of Europe; these included the original flag for the Pan European Union and the original flag of the European Movement.
European Coal and Steel Community
Before the creation of the European union, the first major organisation to adopt a unifying flag was the European Coat and Steel Community. The original flag was created for the 1958 Exposition in Brussels and had Six stars to represent Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Every time another state joined another star would be added. Denmark, Ireland and the United kingdom brought it up to nine stars in 1973. Greece joined in 1981 and finally there became 12 stars once Portugal and Spain. After 12 there was a rule to keep the flag fixed to twelve.
The flag was dropped when the European Coal and Steel community merged with the European Union in 2002.
The Flag of European Parliament
The Flag of the Western European Union
Belgium, France, United Kingdome, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Treaty of Brussels in 1948 the military organisation of the Western European Union was created. The flag was rarely used and now Western European Union activity ended in 2011, the flag is no longer flown.
The Barcode Flag
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