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Where the Cracks in Europe's Foundations Began

Mar 25, 2017 | 13:15 GMT
The cracks in the EU were there even when the 1957 Treaty of Rome was signed.
In many ways, EU history can be seen as a constant attempt to find a balance between sovereign states and the institutions meant to transcend them.
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Sixty years ago, the process of European integration was set in motion in Rome -- as were the stresses that are pulling the Continental bloc apart today. In the decades that followed, the six-nation club in Western Europe evolved into a continentwide organization that affects the lives of more than 500 million people and encompasses 28 (soon to be 27) countries....

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