French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman

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“Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which… create a de facto solidarity.” Schuman plan was a proposal by French foreign minister Robert Schuman on May 9, 1950. It was for the single authority to be able to control the production of steel and coal in France and West Germany. The plain laid foundations for the 1958 establishment of the European Economic Community after the proposal were realized in the European Coal and Steel Community. The Schuman Declaration of May 1950 was a legal proposal to create a new form of organization of states in Europe called supranational community. After the Second World War, a conflict that had nearly destroyed the continent and…show more content…
Based on the Schuman plan, six countries sign a treaty to run their heavy businesses which are coal and steel under a common management. This way none of the countries on its own can make weapons of war to use against each other. The six are Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.The European Union is a union of 28 members stated that are located in Europe. It operates through a system of institutions by the member states. ‘The institutions are: the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Central Bank, the Court of Auditors, and the European Parliament. The European Parliament is elected every five years by EU citizens.’ The Maastricht Treaty, which is formally known as the treaty on European Union represented a major step towards European economic, political and social integration. The main condition of the treaty was the immediate creation of the European Union and by the late 1990s the establishment of the Economic and Monetary Union. The Maastricht Treaty is a part of an evolutionary economic process that began in Europe following the destruction of World War II. Many of the European leaders came to the conclusion that if social and political stability and economic growth was to be realized there
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