On the May 9, 1950, then French foreign minister Robert Schuman presented his proposal to pool the French and German coal and steel industries for their joint economic benefit and the maintenance of peaceful relations. This proposal, known as the “Schuman Declaration”, is considered to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union and is officially designated “Europe Day.”
The Law Library is a Specialized European Documentation Centre, which began receiving EU depository materials twenty-five years ago in May 1987. As one of only 56 EU depositories in the United States, the Law Library provides public access to this extensive collection of EU depository materials. Use the Guide to European Union Materials in the Law Library to find out more.