Account given by Pierre Uri: the drafting of the Spaak Report (Rome, 26 March 1987)

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At the conference held from 25 to 28 March 1987 in Rome to mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom), Pierre Uri, former Director of the ‘General Economy’ Department of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), outlines the approach taken, in the spring of 1956, towards the drafting of the final report, by the Heads of Delegation of the Six, on the Common Market and Euratom (‘Spaak Report’).

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Source: Colloque sur la relance européenne et les traités de Rome/25-28 mars 1987 / Pierre Uri.- Rome: Commission européenne [Prod.], 26.03.1987. DG Press & Communication, Commission européenne, Bruxelles. - SON (00:06:35, Montage, Son original).
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