Story of the EU

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  • end of Wordl War 2

    end of Wordl War 2
    By the end of Wordl War 2, the Europe was trying to get up, thinking about a way to prevent future wars.
  • the Birth of C.E.C.A

    the Birth of C.E.C.A
    With the treaty of Paris in 1951, Robert Schumann, the intern Minister of France, founded the C.E.C.A, european community of coal and steel, in order to control the resources necessary to make weapons
  • The C.E.E

    The C.E.E
    setting up the European Economic Community (EEC), bringing together Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to work together towards integration and economic growth through trade, establishing a common market based on the free movement of goods, people, services, and capital.
  • EU expansion

    EU expansion
    Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom join the European Communities on 1 January 1973, raising the number of member countries to 9.
  • Shenghen agreement

    Shenghen agreement
    by signing the Shenghen Agreement, now the concept of free movement of people is finally real.
  • Fall of Berlin Wall

    Fall of Berlin Wall
    the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the figurative Iron Curtain are events that started the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe
  • The Maastricht treaty

    The Maastricht treaty
    The Maastricht Treaty established the European Union, paved the way for the euro and created EU citizenship. Scroll down to learn more. The Maastricht Treaty was signed on 7 February 1992 and had a profound impact on European integration.
  • The Euro

    The Euro
    After a decade of preparations, the euro was launched on 1 January 1999: for the first three years it was an 'invisible' currency, only used for accounting purposes and electronic payments. Coins and banknotes were launched on 1 January 2002, and in 12 EU countries the biggest cash changeover in history took place.
  • The Euro becomes official

    The Euro becomes official
    the Euro,approved in 1999, now becomes official currency of EU
  • The EU as we know it

    The EU as we know it
    On 1 May 2004 ten new countries joined the European Union in its largest ever enlargement: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
  • Eu total expansion

    Eu total expansion
    What happened to the EU in 2004?
    The largest expansion of the European Union (EU), in terms of number of states and population, took place on 1 May 2004.Cyprus and Malta join the EU along with 8 Central and Eastern European countries — Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia — finally ending the division of Europe after the Second World War.
  • Lisbon treaty

    Lisbon treaty
    The Treaty was signed at the European Council of Lisbon on 13 December 2007 and has been ratified by all Member States.
  • The Peace Nobel prize

    The Peace Nobel prize
    The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union (EU) (founded in 1958) "for over six decades [having] contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe" by a unanimous decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
  • Brexit

    the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020.
    The UK is the only sovereign country to have left the EU.
  • Current situation

    Current situation
    stable democracy and the rule of law, a functioning market economy and the acceptance of all EU legislation, including of the euro. Facing internal problems but in overall stable.