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For other treaties also known as a "Treaty of Paris", see "Treaty of Paris (disambiguation).
Treaty of Paris
Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community
Signed 18 April 1951
Location "Paris, "France
Effective 23 July 1952
Expiration 23 July 2002
Signatories ""The Six":
The Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) at "Wikisource

The Treaty of Paris (formally the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community) was signed on 18 April 1951 between "France, "West Germany, "Italy and the three "Benelux countries ("Belgium, "Luxembourg, and the "Netherlands), establishing the "European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which subsequently became part of the "European Union. The treaty came into force on 23 July 1952 and expired on 23 July 2002, exactly fifty years after it came into effect.

The treaty was seen as producing diplomatic and economic stability in western Europe after the "Second World War. Some of the main enemies during the war were now sharing production of "coal and "steel, the key-resources which previously had been central to the war effort.

The "Europe Declaration was signed by all the leaders present. It declared that the Treaty had given birth to Europe. It emphasised that the supranational principle was the foundation of the new democratic organisation of Europe. The supranational concept was opposed by "Charles de Gaulle.

EU evolution timeline[edit]

Signed
In force
"Document
1948
1948
"Brussels Treaty
1951
1952
Paris Treaty
1954
1955
"Modified Brussels Treaty
1957
1958
"Rome
Treaty
1965
1967
"Merger Treaty
1975
N/A
"European Council conclusion
1985
1995
"Schengen
Treaty
1986
1987
"Single
European Act
1992
1993
"Maastricht Treaty
1997
1999
"Amsterdam Treaty
2001
2003
"Nice Treaty
"2007
2009
"Lisbon
Treaty
 
                         
"Three pillars of the European Union:  
"European Communities:  
"European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM)   
"European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) Treaty expired in 2002 "European Union (EU)
    "European Economic Community (EEC)
        "Schengen Rules   "European Community (EC)
    "TREVI "Justice and Home Affairs (JHA)  
  "Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters (PJCC)
          "European Political Cooperation (EPC) "Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
Unconsolidated bodies "Western European Union (WEU)    
Treaty terminated in 2011  
                       

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