On 25 March 1957, commenting on the signing, the same day in Rome, of the Treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom), the French Communist daily newspaper L’Humanité lists the dangers resulting from the new European Treaties.
On 26 March 1957, the day after the signing of the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community (EEC), the French daily newspaper Le Monde considers the implications of the establishment of the European Common Market and Euratom by the Treaties signed the previous day in Rome by the Foreign Ministers of the Six.
On 4 April 1957, Force Ouvrière, the trade union weekly publication of the General Confederation of Labour-Workers’ Force (CGT-FO), illustrates the importance of the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) for the six signatory countries.
Drawing a political and economic lesson from the Suez Crisis and the problems of the oil shortage which it caused as from late 1956, the Six decide to create Euratom which seeks to make nuclear power a cheap and abundant source of energy.
In an interview conducted on 26 March 1997 in Brussels during the commemorative events held to mark the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom), Jean-François Deniau, former member of the French delegation to the Intergovernmental Conference on the Common Market and Euratom, discusses the implications for France of the Rome Treaties