I know you’re probably thinking the doctor is being a little loose with his own prescription pad, as the EU officially came into being on November 1, 1993 under the Maastricht Treaty, but this was just the evolution of the European Economic Community (EEC) that was formed by the Inner Six countries on January 1, 1958 under the Treaty of Rome. But before then came the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) which was formally established by the Treaty of Paris on April 18, 1951 by the same Inner Six countries, and this was the net result of the Schuman Declaration, made 65 years ago today, by the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman to create a new form of organization of states in Europe called a supranational community which was the real beginning of the modern EU.
So if you think about it, the EU isn’t the 22 year old new kid on the block (not to be confused with the new kids on the block that formed in 1984 to unleash boy band hysteria on the world, presumably to usher in the Orwellian era through omni-present pop), but the freshly minted senior who’s been around through three generations.
What do you have to say, señor LOLCat?
I guess the current economic crises in Greece, exacerbated by the slow recovery of Cyprus, has made LOLCat a little cranky.