Honorary Citizen of Europe

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Honorary Citizen of Europe is an honour bestowed by the European Council of the European Union, for extraordinary work to promote European cooperation.

Jean Monnet (the first living person, excluding German heads of state, to be pictured on a German postage stamp)
Helmut Kohl
Jacques Delors

It has only been bestowed on three people:

  • Jean Monnet (2 April 1976, during the meeting of the council in Luxembourg)[1]
  • Helmut Kohl (11 December 1998, during the meeting of the council in Vienna)[2]
  • Jacques Delors (25 June 2015, for "his remarkable contribution to the development of the European project")[3]


  1. ^ "Uniting People" (PDF). Epp-ed.eu. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Vienna European Council, 11 and 12 December 1998, Presidency Conclusions". European Council. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
  3. ^ http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2015/06/24-tusk-invitation-letter-european-council/