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1955

June

1

René Mayer is elected president of the ECSC High Authority.

1-2

Meeting in Messina (Italy), the Foreign Ministers of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands agree upon economic integration.

October

23

In a referendum, Saarland rejects its autonomous statute and decides to join Germany.

December

8

The Council of Europe adopts the blue flag with 12 gold stars as its emblem.

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