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Timeline of European Union history

Part of a series on the
History of the
European Union
EU enlargement between 1958 and 2013
European Union portal

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

Distinct periods

Individual years

European Coal and Steel Community

European Economic Community

1950s
1958
1959

European Communities

1960s
1967
1968
1969
1990s
1990
1991
1992

European Union

Key events

Structural evolution

Signed
In force
Document
1948
1948
Brussels Treaty
1951
1952
Paris Treaty
1954
1955
Modified Brussels Treaty
1957
1958
Rome treaties
1965
1967
Merger Treaty
1975
N/A
European Council conclusion
1985
1985
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  
                       

See also

External links

  • A timeline of the EU – BBC News.
  • The history of the European Union – Europa
  • European Union Politics Timeline - Oxford University Press: European Union Politics Resource Centre
  • Archival material concerning the history of the European Union can be consulted at the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence
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