Today is a very big day, not only for our city Rijeka but for the world as well.
Today was the opening ceremony of Rijeka as the European Capital of Culture and for today there is a “a rich full-day cultural and entertainment programme in Rijeka, involving a large number of organizers and participants, as well as the central ceremony in the evening, the Opera Industriale in the Rijeka Port“. The central opening ceremony took place in the Rijeka Port, a space that represents a strong point of identity for Rijeka.
About 60 cities such as Florence, Stockholm, Marseille, Liverpool, Helsinki, Athens, Luxembourg, Dublin etc. had already this title.
On the other side of Europe there is Brexit happening – The UK officially left the European Union, ending 47 years of membership, making this day, historically seen, as very important. “Most EU laws will continue to be in force – including the free movement of people – until the end of December, by which time the UK aims to have reached a permanent free trade agreement with the EU.”
Credits to: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51315772