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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12385

7 December 2019
EXTERNAL ACTION
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The B-word: Agence Europe’s newsletter on Brexit
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Our cartoonist Malt

2 December 2019

1953 - 2019

On 12 March 1953, the first issue of the daily news bulletin "Europe" was published, and we are therefore celebrating our sixty-sixth anniversary.

This is a ripe old age for a press agency, but is not extraordinary in and of itself: older news agencies exist, some of them much older.

What is unusual about us is that we are exactly as old as the first European Community, the forerunner of today's European Union.

In July 1952, the Paris Treaty came into force, giving rise to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), and it was at the beginning of 1953 that the "ECSC levy" started being applied, the first European tax. In February 1953, the coal and steel markets were opened up to the six participating countries.

This moment marked the end of prehistory and the beginning of history for the united Europe, and Agence Europe's newsletter took on its role of closely following developments in Europe's history from one day to the next.


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