Sunday, 28 June 2009

Ever closer union

Right after the dignitaries, the first words of the 1957 Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (Treaty of Rome) read like this:

DETERMINED to lay the foundations of an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe, …


The United Kingdom refused to join at the beginning, then applied for membership in 1961, and was finally accepted as a member from 1973.

Time enough to read the first two lines of the treaty, I would think.

Ralf Grahn