|60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome|
March 17, 2017
On March 17, EBC Chairman, Mr. Danny Risberg participated in a panel discussion at a Tokyo seminar on the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. The event, organised by the Delegation of the EU to Japan, brought together both Japanese and European experts to discuss the EU's achievements in the 60 years since the signing of the Treaties of Rome, and how it might address the challenges it currently faces. Mr. Risberg focused his remarks on the importance. expectations, and progress of the EU-Japan FTA/EPA.
Signed on 25 March 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany, the Treaties of Rome, established the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Committee (EURATOM). Coming just seven years after French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented, in May 1950, a proposal for joint control of coal and steel production with a view to make war impossible among the great powers of Europe, the Treaties are widely viewed as having laid the foundations of the European Union as we know it today.