Untitled timeline

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Establishment of ECSC

1950

Founding members: Germany, France, Belgium, Luxemborg, Italy, and Netherlands

ECSC Formed

1950

Luxemborg, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, France, and Belgium create community

Denmark, Ireland, and UK Join

1973

First expansion

End of Dictatorship

1975

Franco dies as well as Salazar in Portugal allowing more democratic relations in Europe

Second Enlargement

1981

Greece, Portugal and Spain join

Single European Act

1986

Creation of "single market"

Fall of Berlin Wall

1989

Fall of Berlin wall and reunification of Germany

Treaty of Mastricht

1993

Treaty to improve relations, also when communism collapses

Another Enlargement

1995

Austria, Finland, and Sweden join

Introduction of the Euro

2000

Use of a single currency

Largest Expansion

2004

Ten more countries join, two more in 2007

Treaty of Lisbon

December 2009

Helps improves institutions and policies