> The Treaty of Paris
Treaty of the European Steel and Coal Community, the first and founding
instrument of the European Union and the EU Constitution, defines the
main European institutions, albeit in a initial form. It was signed on
18 April 1951 and came into force on 25 July 1952.
of the Treaty of Paris
Establishing the European Steel and Coal Community (PDF) - signed
The Classic studies
on the Schuman Plan are:
- Monnet, J. Memoires,
Paris 1976, 341-392 (which is part autobiography and part political
manifesto) - please see the discussion papers by Jean Monnet (05/08/1943
- Diebold, W. The
Schuman Plan: A Study in Economic Cooperation, 1950-1959, New York,
1959 (which, however, has very little to say on the negotiations themselves).