Treaty of Rome

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Treaty of Rome

A 1957 agreement establishing the European Economic Community. Under the Treaty, the EEC shared a parliament and Court of Justice with the European Coal and Steel Community. These organizations eventually merged and formed the basis for what became the European Union.

Treaty of Rome

an agreement signed in 1958 by the six founding countries of the European Economic Community that established the objectives and principles of the modern EUROPEAN UNION. The Treaty provided for the removal of trade restrictions between member countries, free labour and capital mobility, harmonization of tax policies and assistance to poorer regions.
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the restriction on the number of foreign players entitled to play for a professional football team to be a proscribed determination on grounds of nationality, a contravention of freedom of movement pursuant to Article 48 of the EEC Treaty and a violation of Article 85 of the EEC Treaty, in so far as nationals of Member States of the European Community are concerned.
The EEC treaty was the more influential of the two.
The new EP Labour group leader Simon Murphy was among 200 MEPs to sign a motion calling for all the institutions of the EU to be based in a single city - as the original 1957 EEC Treaty suggested.
However, given the EP's implicit right of veto, inherent in the requirement for its assent under Article 238 of the EEC Treaty, this influence has in fact been quite substantial.
Her MP Martin O'Neill said: "If his appeal fails, there is scope under the EEC Treaty for prisoners to be moved to their own country.
28) For example, the European Community Commission has the power to ensure that the provisions of the EEC Treaty and subsequent measures are applied.
According to Article 155 of the EEC Treaty, it is the role of the Commission to formulate policy and propose measures which are then considered by the Council of Ministers.
14, 1990 but was delayed because of a challenge under the competition rules of the EEC treaty.
In March 2007 the EU celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome, the Euratom and EEC Treaty, the latter being the one that launched the process of economic integration that ultimately led to the creation of a single market and a single currency in Europe.
Broader in scope than the Treaty of Paris, the EEC Treaty has been referred to as the "constitutional charter of a Community based on the rule of law.
On 7 February 1992, European Community Foreign and Finance Ministers signed the Treaty on European Union which contains only the second set of constitutional amendments to the EEC Treaty since 1957.