Europe History

History

Common Management

18 April 1951

This day is when 6 countries decide to run heavy industries under one management. Countries include: Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg

Berlin Wall

August 1961

Berlin Wall is created to prevent citizens from traveling from the east to the west.

Start of Internationalism

20 July 1963

EU signs its first big international agreement to help former African colonies.

Euro

24 April 1972

Plan for a single currency across the EU countries was developed.

More EU members-9

1 January 1973

Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom enter the EU

Parliament

7 June 1979 - 10 June 1979

EU citizens started voting for the European Parliament instead of being delegated by the national parliament.

EU - 10

1 January 1981

Greece joins.

EU - 15

1 January 1995

Austria, Finland and Sweden join.

Support Across Seas

11 September 2001

Attack of the Twin Towers in New York, EU supports US.

EU - 25

1 May 2004

Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia joins.