The Journey to Modern Europe: Evolution of the European Union



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After the Second World War, Beyen would become the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Netherlands. During his tenure, he envisioned regional cooperation—drawing up the Beyen Plan, which called for an integrated European market. While he was often overlooked, his plans were important in being the catalyst for further European projects.

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Image from the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe, and available online.

Source: Johan Willem Beyen. Photo Parlement européen. Noir et blanc.

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Original description: "Johan Willem Beyen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands from 1952 to 1956."

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