Together since 1957; 50 Years of the European Union
Byline: BENITA FERRERO-WALDNER (European Commissioner for External Relations and Neighborhood Policy)
FIFTY years ago six European countries came together to create a unique form of regional organisation. The objective was to ensure war would never again ravage the European continent, leaving a trail of death and devastation in its path.
It has undoubtedly been a tremendous success. For fifty years its members have enjoyed unprecedented levels of peace, prosperity and stability. And so they have pushed it to go further. Over the years it has evolved to be much more than a simple trading bloc coordinating members' trade policy and setting common tariffs. Now numbering 27 members, the European Union today is a political organisation active in …
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Publication information: Article title: Together since 1957; 50 Years of the European Union. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: March 25, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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