European Coal and Steel Community

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European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC)

the first of the EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, formed in 1951 as a result of the Treaty of Paris. It regulated the production of coal and steel among the Member States (who were then only six). Apart from the economic significance of these commodities, the common control and exchange of information involved made it ever less likely that France and Germany would go to war once again. The institutions merged with those of the EURATOM community and the EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY itself as a result of the merger treaty. Then, as the ECSC was established for 50 years, it expired on 23 July 2002.
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The RFCS was created due to the expiry of the European Coal and Steel Community on 23 July 2002.
25 Kyodo Former Foreign Minister Taro Nakayama proposed Thursday the establishment of an "Asian energy community" for developing natural resources in Russia's Siberia, which would be similar to the prototype of the European Union -- the European Coal and Steel Community.
The movement to integrate the EC into a single market can be traced to 1951 when the European Coal and Steel Community was founded.
To coincide with this year's celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), this work, edited by former European Commissioner Gunter Verheugen and the President of Austria's Federal Economic Chamber (WKO), Christoph Leitl, presents a collection of texts by European political leaders, including the two editors.
As a point of interest, it is generally acknowledged that the European Union has its roots in the European Coal and Steel Community - which was set up by France and Germany in 1951.
The European Coal and Steel Community, the Maastricht Treaty and the Single European Act followed.
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