The Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) is signed on 18 April 1951 in Paris and enters into force on 23 July 1952. This Treaty is concluded for a period of 50 years from the date of its entry into force.
Signed on 18 April 1951, this Protocol annexed to the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) constitutes the legal basis for relations between the Community and the Council of Europe. It establishes an exchange of information between the two organisations and provides for the possibility of strengthening their cooperation by means of future agreements.
On 21 December 1954, the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the United Kingdom sign an agreement on the basis of which the two parties intend to establish an intimate and enduring association.