Tomorrow the European Parliament is expected to approve a motion tabled by the Committee for Constitutional Affairs, which will adopt a flag, an anthem and a motto for the Union. Not surprisingly, the flag will be the well-known blue banner with the twelve stars. Equally unsurprising, the anthem will be based on the ‘Ode to Joy’ from the Ninth Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. More interestingly, the motto will be “United in diversity”. As a side note, it is worth mentioning that should the Parliament approve the motion, May 9 shall forever be known as Europe Day. Although all these symbols are already recognized throughout and associated with the Union, their adoption will prove controversial to some as references to a common flag and anthem were removed from the failed constitution when it was morphed into the now impeded Lisbon Treaty.