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European Integration Dates


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1951
ECSC Treaty signed in Paris; 1952, launched in Luxembourg.
1952
EDC Treaty signed in Paris; 1954, rejected by French National Assembly.
1957
Treaties of Rome signed by the "Six" (France, Germany, Italy, Benelux).
1963
De Gaulle vetoes Britain's application for EC membership.
1965
Empty Chair Crisis
1966
Luxembourg Compromise
1967
De Gaulle vetoes Britain's application a second time.
1972
Federal Pesticide Act
1978
EMS (European Monetary System) agreed upon
1986
Single European Act aims at "completion of internal market" by 1992.
1992
Maastricht Treaty signed (Feb); ratified - May 1993; eff. - Nov 1993.
1994
Act of Accession admits Austria, Finland, Sweden.
1997
Amsterdam Treaty signed 1997, takes effect, 1999.
1999
January - Single currency - the Euro - introduced; Euro replaces national bills/coins as legal tender in January 2002.
May 2004
Eastward Enlargement: Ten CEE and Mediterranean countries (Cyprus, Czech Rep, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) admitted.
2007
Dec - Reform Treaty signed by heads of state in Lisbon.
2010-
Eurocrisis - (April) Greece requests emergency funds of €45 billion.
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