Treaty of Paris 

Signature of the Paris Treaty on 23 July 1952 

Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC)

The Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was signed in Paris by Belgium, France, Italy, the Federal Republic of Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. It entered into force for a 50-year period. Members of the European Parliamentary Assembly were selected by their national parliaments. The Assembly had the right to dismiss the High Authority (precursor to today's Commission).

  • Signed in: Paris (France) 18 April 1951
  • Entry into force: 26 July 1952
  • Expired: 23 July 2002