The British Prime Minister called for the creation of a United States of Europe.
The Schuman Declaration
Declared by French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman and what he declared was that, because coal and steel were so vital for war, those industries in France and Germany should be linked together to make war
European Coal and Steel Comunity
It put in place a common market of coal and steel among the six countries, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Treaty of Rome
The six countries decided to set up a European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and an European Economic Comunity (EEC)
In 1963- 1967 the UK tried to join in EEC but both times were blocked by France.
Customs duties between the six countries were abolished.
UK, Denmark and Ireland
The UK were finally allowed to join in 1973, along with Denmark and Ireland.
There were the first elections of European Parliament by direct universal suffrage.
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany signed the Schengen Agreement in 1985, which began the process of removing border controls making the free movement of people that bit freer.
Spain and Portugal
In 1986 Spain and Portugal joined.
The freshly re-unified Germany join in 1990 once the wall had come
Signed by all the members of the European Community – creating
the European Union.
Treaty of Lisbon
Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law respect for uman rights: there are the core values of the EU that the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights brings all these rights together in a single document.
Nobel Peace Prize
In EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the cause of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.