Petition No 0524/2022 by P.-Y. F. (French) on the European Anthem  
Petition data  

0524/2022

Summary title: Petition No 0524/2022 by P.-Y. F. (French) on the European Anthem

Petition number: 0524/2022

Topics: Culture and Heritage

Country: All EU countries

Petitioner data  

Name: P. F.

Petition Summary  

The petitioner considers that the original Beethoven version of the ‘Ode to Joy’ should be used by the European Union as an anthem, instead of the version arranged by Herbert von Karajan, considering inter alia the troubled past of H. von Karajan and the fact that H. von Karajan’s version is not in the public domain and is subject to copyright.