Collaborative managing group for many countries in Europe over the combined production of coal, iron and steel. The Treaty of Paris in 1951 began this effort. In 2002 this community merged with the European Community. Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, West Germany, and France initially collaborated to develop a common commodities exchange market for these industries.
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