Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Association Agreement between Greece and the EEC 9.12.1991

Greece's European orientation predates the linking of the country's course to its accession to the European Community / Union.  However, the orientation became concrete upon submission of the application for accession to the newly established European Economic Community in June 1959, an application that led to the Association Agreement between Greece and the EEC, signed in June 1961.  This Agreement, which in fact constituted the first step towards Greece's integration into the European Community, "froze" following the imposition of dictatorship in Greece (April 1967) and was re-activated after democracy was restored (July 1974).
The (50) stamp depicts the signing of the document to join the EU. The (80) stamp depicts thinking of the vision for the future,

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