‘Waiting outside the door: Conference on a united Europe … Conference on the capital of Europe … Conference on Europe’s key personnel.’ On 11 January 1958, the German cartoonist, Wolfgang Hicks, takes an ironic look at the delays caused by the European negotiators in implementing the Rome Treaties on the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom).
In October 1958, the Action Committee for a United States of Europe (ACUSE) highlights the efforts that must be made by the Six in the financial field in order to improve the modus operandi of the European Economic Community (EEC).
‘Past the memorial (ECSC — POOLING OF COAL AND STEEL — PROSPERITY AND A LOWER COST OF LIVING FOR ALL! MCMLIII): “With the European Common Market will everything get cheaper, just as coal has since I’ve been in the ECSC?”’ On 19 October 1957, in the daily newspaper Deutsche Zeitung, the German cartoonist Köhler portrays the hopes aroused in Germany by the creation of the European Common Market.
In this article, Johannes Linthorst Homan, Head of the Netherlands Delegation to the Intergovernmental Conference on the Common Market and Euratom, highlights the significant progress achieved by the Treaties establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC).
On 3 June 1959, the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel comments on the difficulties faced by the Six in implementing the Common Market and highlights, in particular, French resistance to opening its motor vehicle market to imports from Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG).
In this interview, the former French journalist, Paul Collowald, who joined the Joint Press and Information Service of the European Communities in Luxembourg in April 1958, describes the nature of his role, in particular among young people, in university and educational circles and with the press and European trade unions.
In this interview, Paul Collowald, called to Brussels in 1959 by Robert Marjolin, Vice-President of the Commission of the European Economic Community (EEC), in order to participate in the establishment of his Press Service, describes the opinion of Marjolin, former Secretary-General of the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC), on the role of the European Communities.
Le 6 mai 1967, Léon-Éli Troclet, sénateur socialiste belge et ancien ministre du Travail et de la Prévoyance sociale, dresse dans les colonnes du quotidien Le monde du travail, publié par la Fédération provinciale liégeoise du parti socialiste belge (PSB), un bilan des avancées sociales réalisées ou en chantier dix ans après la mise en place de la Communauté économique européenne (CEE).
In this interview, Edmund Wellenstein, Secretary then Secretary-General of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) between 1956 and 1967, explains how the coordination between the High Authority and the new EEC and Euratom Commissions in Brussels was established from 1958 onwards.