Original members of the EEC?
The EEC grew out of the Treaty of Rome. That was a treaty between Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany.
In 1957 Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands founded what was then known as the European Economic Community or EEC. The EEC is now known as the EU and has 28 members. The EU came into existence in 1993 when there were 12 members. There were the 6 original members, though by then West Germany had been reunified with East Germany and is now known as Germany. The 6 other countries at…
The European Economic Community was abolished in 1993 and engulfed by the European Union. The following countries were members of the EEC: Ireland United Kingdom Portugal Spain Italy Greece France Luxembourg Belgium Netherlands Denmark Germany** Germany** - the EEC was created when Germany was split into West and East. West Germany was a part of the EEC since its beginnings in 1957. West and East Germany then unified once more in 1990.
The European Economic Community was engulfed by the European Union in 1993. The countries that were members of the EEC are: Belgium Denmark France Germany* Greece Ireland Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Portugal Spain United Kingdom At the time of the founding of the EEC, Germany was split into West Germany and East Germany. West Germany was a founding member of the EEC. However, Germany was reunited in 1990.
What is now the EU, was originally the European Economic Community (EEC), founded by the Treaty of Rome in 1957. The EEC was founded by six countries: France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. It has now expanded to 27 members, and has had a few different names during its existence.
West Germany was one of the original founder members of the European Economic Community (EEC) when it was set up in 1957. It looks to me as if you're confusing West Germany and Austria! The country that joined in 1995 was Austria. During the Cold War Austria was pledged to strict neutrality and couldn't join the EU at the time.