The European Union

Timeline created by Ander Godoy.
  • The speech of the French Minister, Robert Schuman

    The speech of the French Minister, Robert Schuman
    After the second world war, Robert Schuman, presented some ideas to consolidate peace, to avoid new conflicts in Europe, and to complete economically as a block with other world economies.
  • The foundation of the E.C.S.C.

    The foundation of the E.C.S.C.
    Six countries (Belgium, France, Italy, west Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands) created the European Coal and Steel Community (E.C.S.C.). It was successfull, so they decided to expand their project.
  • The join of six countries

    The join of six countries
    Belgium, France, Italy, West Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands, joined the E.C.C. in 1951
  • The sign of the Teatries of Rome

    The sign of the Teatries of Rome
    Signing this, the European Economic Community (E.C.C) and the European Atomic Energy Community (E.A.E.C) were established. They changed the form of how people thought from Europe, and tried to rise economy for more integration.
    They also introduced new measures:
    - They set up common economic policies for member countries.
    - They introduced free movement of goods, services, workers and capital between member countries.
    - They created new laws in common to help to strengthen political cooperation.
  • The join of three countries

    The join of three countries
    Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom joined the E.U. in 1973
  • The join of one country

    The join of one country
    Grecee joined the E.U. in 1981
  • The join of Spain and Portugal

    The join of Spain and Portugal
    Spain and Portugal joined the European Union
  • The Maastricht Teatry

    The Maastricht Teatry
    This teatry came into force, changing the name from E.C.C. to European Union (EU). They changed the name, for the entering of new countries. They also led to:
    - At an economical level, a single common market was established. In 2002, the official European currency, the euro, came into circulation in the Eurozone
    - At a political level, all citizens of the EU were granted European citizenship.
    - At a scial level, joint cultural, educational and environmental policies were adopted.
  • The join of three countries

    The join of three countries
    Austria, Finland and Sweden joined the E.U. in 1995
  • The join of ten countries

    The join of ten countries
    Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia joined the E.U. in 2004
  • The join of two countries

    The join of two countries
    Bulgaria and Romania joined the E.U. in 2007
  • The treaty of Lisbon

    The treaty of Lisbon
    The treaty of Lisbon, reform the institutions of the E.U.:
    - It valided the Charter of Fundamental RIghts for all European citizens.
    - It created a new, more democratic voting system.
    - It improved the EU decision-making process: a European president is now chosen to represent the E.U. for a two and a half year term.
    - It strengthened E.U. foreign policies.
  • The join of one country

    The join of one country
    Croatia joined the E.U. in 2013
  • One of the countries leaves the European Union

    One of the countries leaves the European Union
    England, left the E.U the 1st of february of 2020