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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 13458

23 July 2024
INSTITUTIONAL
Russian invasion of Ukraine
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SECURITY - DEFENCE - SPACE
SECTORAL POLICIES
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
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On 12 March 1953, the first issue of the daily news bulletin "Europe" was published, and we are therefore celebrating our 71st 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.