MIL OSI – Source: German Ministry of Finance – in English –
Headline: German Finance Ministry’s new www.sound-of-europe.de website
The German Finance Ministry’s new www.sound-of-europe.de website takes this series – as well as Europe’s rich cultural tapestry and the European idea of friendship and togetherness – to a wider audience throughout Germany and across Europe.
“On a day-to-day basis, our work revolves around Europe’s political, economic and financial challenges, large or small. So sometimes it’s important to step back and remember why we’re doing what we’re doing,” says German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, commenting on “The Sound of Europe” events. “Europe is a grand vision. Europe represents a great quest and longing for freedom, security, stability, the rule of law, prosperity and solidarity.”
In addition to retrospectives of past events, the new website contains a wide range of information about each euro country. The focus is on the music – with samples of pieces played by top national representatives of the classical, jazz, folk and pop genres. And visitors to the website can also see the diversity of the European currency – with the individual coins, motifs and stories presented in an original way.
The www.sound-of-europe.de website is available in both German and English, which means it is accessible to people outside Germany too.
Lithuania, which joins the eurozone next year, will be the next country to present its music. “The Sound of Lithuania” event will take place on 11 March 2015.