Tag: Common Market

Trade

The creation of a single European economic area based on a Common Market was a fundamental objective of the Treaty of Rome. Today, the EU is the largest economy in the world. It is the worlds biggest exporter of manufactured goods and has the worlds largest single market area of more than 500 million consumers. […]

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 […]