The crisis of the EEC

The crisis in the EEC

The crisis simmering between France and its partners in the European Economic Community reached boiling point in 1965. The reasons for the crisis were twofold: firstly, the difficulties in financing the common agricultural policy (CAP), and secondly, the supranational character of the Communities supported by France’s partners. The financial problems in the EEC and the CAP crisis shook the Community to its very foundations.

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