The ECSC High Authority confirms the principle of free circulation of steel products imported from third countries within the Community.
Paul-Henri Spaak, the Belgian minister for foreign affairs, presents a report to his ECSC colleagues on the draft Community Treaties foreseeing the creation of the EEC and Euratom.
The Spaak report is approved. Meeting in Venice, the foreign ministers decide to open intergovernmental negotiations on the conclusion of two Treaties setting up a European Economic Community and an Atomic Energy Community.
Negotiations for the drafting of the instituting texts for the EEC and Euratom open in Brussels.