'Euro Village' opens in Pasig

European embassies in the Philippines have launched the Euro Village in Pasig City, where Western delights, souvenirs and other related activities can be enjoyed.

The Euro Village at the Capitol Commons Park will be open until Sunday, June 4, where European delicacies, such as Belgian waffles, crépes, flammekueche, pasta, cheese, chewy stroopwafel, profeertjes and a wide range of beer and juices, are being offered.

The village will also offer snap European language courses from the Alliance Française de Manille, Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantes Manila and the Philippine-Italian Association.

The village was inaugurated on Saturday by European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Luc Veron as well as Ambassadors Michel Parys of Belgium, Jana Sediva of Czech Republic, Titanilla Toth of Hungary, Marielle Geraedts, Chargé d'Affaires, ad interim of The Netherlands and Jaroslaw Szczepankiewicz of Poland.

Photo courtesy of Euro Village Facebook page

It is open to the public for free from 4pm to 12 midnight.

"The Euro Village offers an exciting and dynamic sample of European Union culture, arts, music, food and gastronomy, products, crafts, languages, sports – all in two days and in one hub," the communications team of the European Union in the Philippines said.

Photo courtesy of Euro Village Facebook page

"You can find the best novelties from Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Romania, Poland and Finland.  In solidarity with Ukraine in these dire hours, Euro Village will also feature Ukrainian participation," it added.

Here are the delicacies or activities offered by each country:

Belgium - authentic waffles, ice cream, fries and beer
Czech Republic - pretzels and pilsners
Denmark - fresh milk drink and Cocio, and Danish games
Germany - coffee and pastries, and German language course
Spain - Spanish language course
France - authentic crêpes, flammekueche and croissants, and French language course
Italy - pasta and Italian language course
Hungary - Hungarian sausage or watch the Teg Ball sport
The Netherlands - stroopwafel and proffertjes
Poland - pierogi, a polish dumpling, and apple juice
Romania - Romanian pastries and fine wine
Finland - Play Finish game Mölkky
Ukraine - shirts, tote bags, and mugs designed by a Ukrainian artist, authentic homemade Ukrainian smoked sausages, and authentic Ukrainian cuisine