After the Second World War, 6 European countries sought to create an area of peace and prosperity. In 1957, they signed the Treaty of Rome. This agreement gave birth to the EEC, the European Economic Community.
Hi! Welcome to Eureka! After WW2, six European countries wanted to create a community. In 1951 they decided to pool together their coal and steel. In 1957, they strengthened the community along economic lines. A close-up on the birth of the EU. On 25 March, 1957 France, West Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Rome, giving rise to the EEC, the European Economic Community. 6 years earlier they already pooled their coal and steel. With the EEC, they went further. Their aim was to keep the peace, create a strong union between European nations and foster economic growth. The foundations of Europe were in place. The 6 founding nations decided to create a common market, to lift the customs barriers, and develop strong institutions. They planned to open up their community to other European countries and to build a peaceful and prosperous union. It took 50 years to build the European Economic Community which aids trade and economies of EU countries. Bringing people together for a good reason. The ECC became the EU with 27 countries and 500 million citizens.