France, Great Britain and the Benelux countries decide to set up a Council of Europe and ask Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Norway and Switzerland to help them prepare the statute of such Council.
Signature of the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington.
The statute of the Council of Europe is signed in London, United Kingdom.
The statute of the Council of Europe enters into force.
The first session of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe is held in Strasbourg, France. Federalist members request the creation of a European political authority.