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1961

February

10-11

A summit is held in Paris, France on the necessity of establishing sound political cooperation.

March

7-10

Mr Furler is re-elected president of the Parliamentary Assembly.

June

27

The Dutch government takes the initiative of submitting a draft paper advocating the revision of the Treaties of Rome and Paris through a convention setting up a single Council for the Communities and a European High Commission (fusion of the executives). The European Parliament and the two Commissions are consulted on this draft. The merger of the executives is not proceeded with at this point because of divergences between Member States on the scope of the reform.

July

18

A European summit is held in Bonn, Germany. Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands express their wish to set up a political union.

31

Ireland formally applies to join the European Communities.

August

9

The United Kingdom formally applies to join the European Communities.

10

Denmark formally applies to join the European Communities.

September

1

The first regulation on free movement of workers comes into force.

November

20-21

A colloquy between the institutions of the European Economic Community is held in Strasbourg, France. The subjects discussed are the transition from the first to the second stage of the common market and the association with overseas countries.

December

20

Mr Walter Hallstein is re-elected president of the Commission of the European Economic Community.

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