On 11 May 1950, James E. Webb, Acting US Secretary of State, welcomes the proposal of French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman to create a coal and steel pool, initially through the pooling of the French and German coal and steel industries.
On 9 May 1953, following a ceremony commemorating the ‘Schuman Declaration’ Jean Monnet (left), President of the High Authority, and Robert Schuman (right), MP for the département of the Moselle, leave the seat of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) in Luxembourg.
On 6 June 1950, less than a month after the Schuman Declaration, the French Agriculture Minister, Gabriel Valay, inspired by the pooling of coal and steel resources, submits to Robert Schuman a proposal relating to a common agricultural market in Europe.
On 10 May 1955, on the fifth anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, the former French Foreign Minister gives an address in Strasbourg in which he recalls the beginnings of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and outlines the future prospects for the European integration process.
On 9 May 1953, following a ceremony held to mark the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, Jean Monnet (on the left), President of the ECSC High Authority, and Robert Schuman (on the right), MP for the Moselle, cross Adolphe Bridge in Luxembourg City.
On 11 May 1950, two days after the Schuman Declaration, British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman and US Secretary of State Dean Acheson meet in London, where Ernest Bevin, unhappy at having been presented with a fait accompli, expresses his grievances to his French counterpart.
On 20 June 1950, in the Salon de l’Horloge at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris, Robert Schuman (standing, centre), French Foreign Minister, opens the intergovernmental negotiations for the implementation of the Schuman Plan. This photo is generally used to illustrate the press conference of 9 May 1950, at which no photographs were taken.