Schuman Plan

Robert Schuman (Photo: Eurpoean Commission)

Schuman Plan

The plan for a supra-national European Coal and Steel Community proposed by the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman on 9th May 1950. This day has become known as the birthday of the EU.

Future

The EU Constitution proposes that the day officially become "EU-day".

Links

Declaration of 9 May 1950: http://europa.eu/abc/symbols/9-may/decl_en.htm