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 Spanish paper El Pais commented that "the greatest surrender of sovereignty in Europe since the treaties of Rome and Maastricht were signed is being prepared for the next few days.
Mrs Hubner made her remarks at a recent meeting of the European Committee of the Regions, timed to mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome that founded the European Union.
On that historic day the European Economic Community (EEC) Treaty and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) Treaty, together referred to as the Treaties of Rome, were signed by Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Luxemburg, Italy and the Netherlands.
The next nail in the coffin of European national sovereignty came on March 25, 1957 with the signing by the six ECSC nations (France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) of the two Treaties of Rome.
from the treaties of Rome and Paris to the 'reforms' in the Amsterdam treaty.
The event was part of this weekend's celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome.
Macmillan's chief negotiator, Sir Edward Heath MP said in 1962; 'We have all along recognised that the treaties of Rome and Paris had a political as well as an economic objective', and 'we are looking forward to joining you as soon as possible in constructing a Europe united politically as well as economically'.