On May 9, the anniversary of the Schuman declaration of 1950, European citizens celebrated “Europe day”. We followed the event on Twitter by collecting tweets containing the hashtag #EuropeDay, for a total sample of 64,445. Of these, 37,614 were sent from EU member states. This infographic shows the geographic distribution of such conversations.

Figure 1 shows the five most retweeted tweets expressing some sort of sentiment about Europe Day.

Figure 1: Most retweeted tweets expressing a sentiment

It is worth noting that the negative sentiments towards Brexit could not be dispelled by the otherwise optimistic and celebratory mood: the Brexit topic makes it in the most retweeted tweets–as displayed above–as well as in the most frequently used hashtags, as shown below.

Photo Credits CC European Parliament

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