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  • European Coal and Steel Community


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  • He joined Monnet in campaigning for the Schuman Plan named after the then French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, which led to the creation of the ECSC.

    Max Kohnstamm obituary

  • The ECSC was so successful that within a few years the decision was made to integrate other parts of the countries 'economies.

    European Union

  • That was we joined one, having stayed out from the start because, when confronted with the original ECSC plans, Douglas Jay pronounced them "the blueprint for a federal state", and was told that, yes, that was exactly what they were.

    If it Quacks Like a Constitution...

  • In September 1952, Spaak's proposal was jointly endorsed by the foreign ministers of the Six, along with the assemblies of the ECSC and the Council of Europe, and the ECSC Assembly was asked to study the question of creating a "European Political Authority".

    We've been there before

  • The cause of his near-nemesis was the Korean War, which had broken out on the Sunday after negotiations on the ECSC had opened.

    We've been there before

  • It was submitted by Spaak to the foreign ministers of the Six on 9 March 1953 and to the ECSC Assembly the following day, which approved it by 50 votes, with five abstentions.

    We've been there before

  • Schuman was, of course, the French foreign minister who on 9 May 1950 unveiled plans to pool western Europe's coal and steel production, which led to the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community ECSC.

    Lettuce pray

  • But, although Schuman is publicly credited as having launched the ECSC, and is thus revered in some circles as the "Father of Europe" – with the anniversary of his 9 May speech "celebrated" as Europe day, it is well known that the true author of what was called the Schuman Plan was in fact Jean Monnet.

    Lettuce pray

  • Until 1974, the ECSC was predominately favoured by clement weather where steel was concerned.

    The Steel Crisis in Europe. Where Do We Come From? Where Do We Go?

  • When seriously put to the test, the ECSC Treaty proved to be worthless.

    The Steel Crisis in Europe. Where Do We Come From? Where Do We Go?


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