The flag, which flies on Rue Wiertz, outside the European Parliament in Brussels is set to be “hauled down and marched to the House of European History museum for safekeeping” according to a Telegraph correspondent. The House of European History Museum states it aims to “initiate learning on transnational perspectives across Europe.” It was the brainchild of the ex-European Parliament President, Hans-Gert Pottering, who wanted to build a place where “the concept of the European idea can grow.”
The museum itself contains various exhibitions and programmes on the history of Europe.
Over 55 million euros is thought to have been spent on the building which was first announced in 2007, and opened in 2017 after a significant delay.
However, when the museum finally threw open its doors, it became mired in criticism.
UKIP MEPs and British newspapers described the museum as a “house of horrors” and “an expensive, wrong-headed palace of propaganda”.