Mr Leemans is elected president of the European Parliament.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Board, the permanent organ of the Conference, holds its first meeting in New York, USA. It adopts its work programme, it sets up its subsidiary agencies and lays down their term of reference.
The Treaty merging the executives of the three Communities (ECSC, EEC, Euratom) is signed in Brussels. It will enter into force on July 1, 1967.
France ratifies the Treaty instituting a Council and Commission of the European Communities.
Germany ratifies the Treaty instituting a Council and Commission of the European Communities.
France halts the negotiations on financing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The French government recalls its permanent representative. For the time being, the French delegation will not take part in Council or Permanent Representatives Committee meetings.
The Commission submits a memorandum on the financing of the CAP and on independent revenues for the Community to the Council.
The Council accepts the memorandum of the Commission on the financing of the CAP as a sound basis for discussion.
The Commission addresses a recommendation to the Member States. It asks not to create new obstacles to intra-Community trade when they adopt laws and regulations of a technical nature.
Dekker ruling. Within the framework of social security of migrant workers, the European Court of Justice clarifies that the term "benefits in kind" does not infer sums paid in addition to pensions intended to cover part of the pensioner's health-insurance contributions.