Timeline of European Union history


Timeline of European Union history

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Individual years

This is a timeline of European Union history and its previous development.


*1950s: 1950 - 1951 - 1952 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955 - 1956 - 1957 - 1958 - 1959
*1960s: 1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969
*1970s: 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979
*1980s: 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989
*1990s: 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999
*2000s: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009

ee also

*History of the European Union
*European Coal and Steel Community
*European Economic Community

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Key events

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*2007 – Accession of two countries; Lisbon Treaty signed
*2005 – France and the Netherlands reject the Constitution
*2004 – Accession of ten countries; signing of Constitution
*2002 – The euro replaces twelve national currencies
*1999 – Fraud in the Commission results in resignation
*1995 – Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden
*1993 – Copenhagen criteria defined
*1992 – Maastricht Treaty - The European Union is born
*1989 – The fall of the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe
*1986 – Accession of Portugal and Spain; flag adopted
*1985 – Delors Commission, Greenland leaves Community.
*1981 – Accession of Greece
*1979 – First direct elections to Parliament
*1973 – Accession of Denmark, Ireland and the UK
*1967 – ECSC, EEC and Euratom merged
*1963 – Charles de Gaulle vetoes UK entry
*1957 – Treaty of Rome creates Economic Community
*1951 – Treaty of Paris creates Coal and Steel Community
*1945 – The end of World War II

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tructural evolvement

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3583801.stm A timeline of the EU] – BBC News.
* [http://europa.eu/abc/history/index_en.htm The history of the European Union] – Europa


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