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Schuman Declaration - 9 May 1950

Datum prireditve: 08/04/2020

Schuman Declaration - 9 May 1950

The Schuman Declaration was presented by French foreign minister Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950.

It proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, whose members would pool coal and steel production.
The ECSC (founding members: France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) was the first of a series of supranational European institutions that would ultimately become today's "European Union".
​​​​​​​On 9 May 1950, the Salon de l’Horloge in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs building on Quai d’Orsay in Paris was transformed into a press room and Robert Schuman gave his speech. Since 1985, Europe Day has been celebrated on 9 May every year.

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During the plenary session (13-16/05/2020) in Brussels, MEPs debate on the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.

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Robert Schuman participates in the signature ceremony in July 1952

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The Treaty of Paris establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was signed in Paris by Belgium, France, Italy, the Federal Republic of Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

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At 18:00, in Paris, Robert Schuman, French Minister for Foreign Affairs, makes a declaration which marked the beginning of the process of building the European Community.

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