Disciplines: Law, Economics
Official name: The Treaty Establishing the European Coal and Steel Community
The treaty signed on 18 April 1951 by six Western European states (Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany) that established the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Court of Justice.
The treaty came into effect on 23 July 1952, and expired as planned exactly 50 years later, on 23 July 2002.
Also see:· Amsterdam Treaty (1997)