Presentation on theme: "1945 Second World War ended Europe united as the European Coal and Steel Community, the founding members of this organisation were Belgium, France,"— Presentation transcript:
1945 Second World War ended Europe united as the European Coal and Steel Community, the founding members of this organisation were Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, West Germany and the Netherlands.
1957 The six countries in the Coal and Steel community signed a treaty and created the European Economic community.
1973 Denmark and the United Kingdom joined these communities.
1979 The first European Parliament elections take place and the Single European Currency Unit was introduced (later to become the Euro)
1981 Greece joins EEC The first Mediterranean enlargement
15 June 1987 The EU launches the ‘Erasmus’ programme to fund university students wishing to study for up to a year in another European country. More than 2 million young people have benefited from this and similar EU schemes.
1989 The Berlin wall opens. East Germans can now travel to West Germany via Berlin. Spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Communities.