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It brought political parties and European trade unions together to become a driving force behind the initiatives which laid the foundation for the European Union as it eventually emerged: first the European Economic Community (EEC) (1958) (known commonly as the "Common Market") which was establiJean Monnetd by the Treaty of Rome of 1957; later the European Community (1967) with its corresponding bodies the European Commission and the European Council of Ministers British membership in the Community (1973) the European Council (1974) the European Monetary System (1979) and the European Parliament (1979). In 1947 France removed the Saar from Germany with U.

He is regarded by many as a chief architect of European unity and one of the founding fathers of the European Union. Never elected to public office Monnet worked behind the scenes of American and European governments as a well-connected pragmatic internationalist.