Post-War Europe

  • John Paxton


If history demands a date for the most important event in the movement which led to the creation of the European Economic Community that date might well be Tuesday, 9 May 1950. It was on that day, at four o’clock in the afternoon, that the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Robert Schuman, announced at a press conference that his Government had decided to place the entire complex of coal and steel production in France and Germany under a common High Authority in an organisation which would also be open to participation by other West European countries.


Zinc Sugar Europe Income Turkey 


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Some Suggestions for Further Reading

  1. General Report on the Activities of the Communities (Annual from 1958).Google Scholar
  2. Henderson, W. O., The Genesis of the Common Market (London, 1962 ).Google Scholar

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© John Paxton and Mrs L. Walsh 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Paxton
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  1. 1.Bruton, SomersetUK

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