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With “Gangnam Style” taking over the internet and radio waves, we decided it was time to create a short list of interesting, popular songs from around the world! If you have a favorite international song that we’ve missed, please share it with us! We always like to hear new things!
1. South Korea—We have to start with “Gangnam Style” by PSY. The song debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart and has been viewed more than 275 million times! Praised for its catchy rhythm and unique dance moves, flash dance mobs have popped up around the world!
2. Latin America—Ricardo Arjona, from Guatemala, has been one of the most popular Latin pop/rock stars since the 1980’s and he currently has the most popular Latin song: “Te Quiero.” Daddy Yankee and other reggaeton artists remain popular and successful throughout Latin America (and beyond) as well.
3. Belgium/Australia—Wouter De Backer, better known as Gotye, is a Belgian-Australian singer who reached international fame this year with his hit “Somebody That I Used to Know.”
4. Germany—“Endless Summer,” a dance-pop hit by Oceana, was the official theme song of this summer’s UEFO European Football (Soccer, to Americans) Championship.
5. Brazil—On the day the Olympic flag arrived in Brazil, the up-beat samba song, “The Great Gods of Olympus visit Rio de Janeiro” was released. The theme song for the 2016 Olympics pays tribute to the city’s sambas legacy. We dare you to keep your feet still while listening to this song!
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May 9th, 2012
On the 9th of May 1950, Robert Schuman (then French Foreign Minister) presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations.
This proposal, known as the “Schuman declaration”, is considered to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union. Initially the declaration called for France, Germany and other European countries to pool together their coal and steel production.
Today’s ambition is completely different: to build a Europe which respects freedom and the identity of all of the people who live on the continent. But this ambition is only possible because of the foundations laid by Schuman’s declaration
April 30th, 2012