Why did Italy join the EU?
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Italy was one of the original six founder members of the earliest
post-WW2 European communities, and the treaty which established the
European Economic Community (EEC) is called the Treaty of Rome.
In the aftermath of World War 2 there was a deterimination in
much of Western Europe to build a new, prosperous, interdepenendent
and peaceful Europe. It's been such a huge success that many
countries are clamouring for admission to the EU.