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p. 31. What is EU law about?locked

  • Anthony Arnull


The range of issues that the EU has been given the power to regulate has grown significantly since it was founded by just six Member States in 1951. The aim of the European Coal and Steel Community Treaty signed that year was to create a single market for those products. Its initial success prompted the Member States to embark on a much more ambitious venture: the European Economic Community (EEC), established by a treaty signed in Rome in 1957. At the heart of the EEC lay the free movement of goods, persons, services, and capital—the four freedoms that remain fundamental to the EU.

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