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Why was the EU founded?

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The overall aim of the EEC/EU, since its foundation in 1958, is to promote peace; the values of human rights; democracy; equality; the rule of law; and the well-being of its peoples. These values are the bedrock of the EU’s work and its role in the world. The Treaty of Rome was signed on 25 March 1957 in order to build a European Economic Community (EEC) based on a wider common market covering a whole range of goods and services. The Treaty of Rome is anchored in the vision of ending war and the division of the European continent. It created a framework for the construction of Europe into the future and a process of creating an ever closer union between the peoples of Europe. For more information please see the following link https://www.eumatters.ie/How-the-EU-Works/Why-was-the-EU-founded-.aspx

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