European Economic Community treaties anniversary
50th anniversary of the treaties forming the European Economic Community
An important anniversary is being celebrated this year, the 50th anniversary of the treaties forming the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Community of Atomic Energy (ECAE). On 25 March 1957, the representatives of the 6 founding countries of the European Union (Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands) signed in Rome these 2 treaties ; the first was particularly historic.
In fact, the treaty of the EEC, commonly called the ”Treaty of Rome”, has influenced to this day the economic development and, as a result, the politics of Europe. It solidified the process of European reconstruction started by the European Coal & Steel Community (ECSC). Created in 1951, this organization had promoted post-war political reconciliation and industrial growth, notably by the trade of coal and steel free of customs duties.
The Treaty of Rome surpassed the objectives of the ECSC by firmly establishing a generalised common market.
Two new postage stamps have been created to honour this important date in the history of modern Europe. One illustrates the signatures of the 6 founding countries of the treaty, the other is more graphical, reproducing the names of the signatories.
|Price of the series:||1,70 €|
|Photo of the act of signature:||Thanks to Service Audiovisuel de la Commission européenne|
|Layout:||Repères Communication, Sandweiler (L)|
High-resolution offset by Cartor security print, La Loupe (F)
|Dimensions:||30 x 40 mm, 10 stamps per sheet|