Category: History

60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

The Treaties of Rome were the founding treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC), which were signed on 25 March 1957 and entered into force on 1 January 1958. Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:xy0023 Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=URISERV%3Axy0024 A history […]

The EU – A brief guide

Extracted from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-law-and-the-balance-of-competences-a-short-guide-and-glossary where you can also find a brief history and a glossary of terms used in the EU. The European Union, which succeeded the European Community, was established by the EU Treaties. The parties to the treaties are the Member States of the EU. Under the treaties the Member States confer competences on […]

The 1975 Common Market Referendum

The Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath took the UK into the European Economic Community (EEC) in January 1973 after membership had been blocked on 2 previous occasions (vetoed in 1961 and 1969 by Charles de Gaulle). This brought the total number of members to 9 with Ireland and Denmark joining at the same time. In […]