European Union

Main

Coal and Steel Community Created

1951

Economic Community created by Treat of Rome

1957

Six countries: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and West Germany

Merger Treaty

1967

European treaty that combined executive bodies of European Steel and Coal community, European Atomic Community, and European Economic Community together.

Denmark, UK, and Ireland join Community

1973

Greenland leaves Community

1985

Single European Act

1986

Single Europe Act

1986

opened the door to a truly united internal market

Fall of Iron Curtain

1989

Creation of the European Union

1994

European Central Bank was created

1997

Euro replaces 12 monetaries

2002

Signing of the Constitution

2004

EU expanded by adding ten new members

2004

EU added more countries to the group

2007

Economic Woes begins

2008

Lisbon Treaty

2009

abolishes three pillars of European Union