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The Award Ceremony of the European Tree of the Year 2019

The winner of the European Tree of the Year 2019 contest was announced on 19th March 2019 in the European Parliament in Brussels under the auspices of MEP Pavel POC, vice-chair of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety at the European Parliament. The event was organized under the patronage of Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Moderators of the evening ceremony were Natalie Pauwels and Ladislav Miko from the European Commission. The winner became the Almond tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs, a Hungarian symbol of eternal renewal. The Czech Republic was represented by "Zádvorská lepa - Lípa svobody" which took the 5th place with 22.294 votes. The Award Ceremony was organised by the Environmental Partnership Association and the European Landowners’ Organisation who are engaged in promoting a healthy environment in our cities and countryside, with support from the South Moravian Region, Mendel University in Brno and the S&D group from European Parliament. The Czech participants were supported also by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Brussels.