Which countries will join the European Union next?
Maastricht Treaty - The Maastricht Treaty (formally known as the Treaty on European Union), which was signed on February 7, 1992, created the European Union. The treaty met with substantial resistance in some countries. In Denmark, for example, voters who were worried about infringements upon their country’s sovereignty defeated a referendum on the original treaty in June 1992, though a revised treaty was approved the following May. Voters in France narrowly approved the treaty in September…
French minister of Foreign Affairs Roland Dumas (L) and French. French minister of Foreign Affairs Roland Dumas…
During the Brussels European Council on 12 and 13 July 1976, a large crowd demonstrates in favour of the direct election of the European Parliament. The photo shows the arrival of the French President, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.
Margaret Thatcher at a pro-European rally before the EEC referendum, London, 1975.
Demonstration during the European Council meeting in Rome calls for direct elections of the European Parliament, 1975. The first election of the Parliament eventually took place in 1979.
Demonstration during the European Council meeting in Rome calls for direct elections of the European Parliament, 1975.
Europeans demonstrating for direct elections to the European Parliament during the Summit of Heads of State and Government, The Hague, 1969
Europeans demonstrating for a united Europe without borders. Ponte San Luigi, Italy, 1952.
Demonstration during the European Council meeting in Maastricht, in 1991.
Demonstration in Brussels demanding a transformation of the European Communities into a political union, 1987.
"Chiediamo l'Europa" - Pro-European Demonstrations in Milan, 1985
A poster in French calling for citizens to join the biggest demonstration for the "European Union Now" in Milan, 1985.