Continuation or Reorientation: What Future for European Integration?

Fabian Amtenbrink
2008 Social Science Research Network  
Dear students, Dear friends, Ladies and gentlemen, Opening remarks On the 25 th of March the European Union celebrates the 50 th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome by which the European Economic Community was established; the Netherlands being one of the founding members. Until this very day, albeit in revised form, this Treaty still constitutes the very centrepiece of the post-war European supranational legal order. Anniversaries are a time of celebration, a time of praise of previous
more » ... ments and encouragements to keep up the good work. I am confident that the Informal Meeting of the Heads of State or Government of the Member States planned for the 25 th of March will do an excellent job in issuing a statement to that effect.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1306979 fatcat:l2eateayfzd6rcq33fwu7inmqu