Jean Monnet (1888 - 1979), Winston Churchill (1874-1965)French political economist and diplomat British politician Robert Schuman (1886-1963) Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967), French Foreign Minister German politician
The Schuman Declaration, 9 May 1950 (Europe Day)a proposal to create a new form of organization of states in Europe, a supranational community. aim: to put the coal and steel industries of France, West Germany and other countries under a common High Authority.
Belgium, France, West Germany Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands Treaty of Paris, 1951established the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) aim: peace in Europe, economic cooperation and prosperity
Treaties of Rome, 1957established 1. the European Economic Community (EEC)2. the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) Capitoline Museum, where they signed the Treaties of Rome
1979, first direct elections to the European Parliament. Elections are held every 5 years.
1981 Greece .1985, the European flag was adopted by all EUleaders as the official emblem of the EU(European Economic Community at that time).The stars symbolize the ideals of unity, solidarityand harmony among the peoples of Europe.The number of stars has nothing to do with thenumber of member countries, though the circle isa symbol of unity.
1986 SpainPortugal 1989, Fall of the Berlin Wall, reunification of Germany
Treaty of Maastricht, 1992 Treaty on the European Union
1993, creation of the single marketFree movement of goods, money, people and services