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Understanding the European Parliament’s History: How the Parliament of the 1950s and 1960s shaped our institution today

On 8 May, the eve of the anniversary of the Schumann Declaration, the European Parliamentary Research Service animated the Library reading room with a fascinating conversation between Koen van Zon, presenting his doctoral research findings on the Parliament of the 1950s and 1960s for Radboud University Nijmegen, and Martin Westlake, currently Visiting Professor at the College of Europe and the London School of Economics.  Continue reading

Happy Birthday European Union: Europe Day, 9 May

Written by Clare Ferguson, On 9 May, we celebrate Europe’s advances in peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights. The day commemorates the Schuman Declaration, which set up the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), presented by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in 1950. In 2016, therefore, we celebrate the 66th anniversary of the birth of the … Continue reading

Robert Schuman and May 9th

Robert Schuman is regarded as one of the founders of the European Communities. On 9 May 1950, then French foreign minister, he presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations, when revealing in a press conference at Quai d’Orsay his plan to pool the French and … Continue reading

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