The European Union, Paris Treaty 1951
Settlement laying out the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC)
The Treaty laying out the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was endorsed in Paris by Belgium, France, Italy, the Federal Republic of Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. It went into force for a 50-year time span. Individuals from the European Parliamentary Assembly were chosen by their public parliaments. The Assembly reserved the option to excuse the High Authority (antecedent to the present Commission).