21Mar84: EEC summit collapses over rebate row. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has come under attack for the breakdown of negotiations at the European Economic Community common market summit in Brussels. Mrs Thatcher returned to Downing Street in the early hours of this morning after the collapse of talks regarding the rebate to Britain from Europe. It is understood Mrs Thatcher asked for an annual rebate of £730m but was offered £580m, which she refused...
The 10th edition of the long-established definitive guide to the EU. From its original six members (who formed the European Economic Community in 1957) what became the European Union had grown to 27 members in 2007, with several more candidates for membership standing in the wings.
This week in 1961: As the outcome of the EU referendum is revealed, we revisit 1961, the year prime minister Harold Macmillan announced the UK would be applying for membership to the European Economic Community
1957 Western Europe consolidates politically and economically. The European Economic Community is created in 1957 - the precursor to the European Union. The first members are France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
1957: The European Economic Community (EEC) or Common Market is an international organization created March 25 by the Treaty of Rome. Its aim is to bring about economic integration among its six founding members: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany.