Monday, July 06, 2015

There's always an Irish angle

Text of a certain letter

Athens, 12 June 1975 

Sir, On behalf of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, I have the honour to inform Your Excellency that Greece hereby applies to become a member of the European Economic Community in accordance with the provisions of Article 237 of the Treaty establishing that Community. 

(s.) Constantine Karamanlis [PM of Greece]

That letter was sent to, and acted upon, by the then president of the EEC Council, Garret Fitzgerald, the Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs!

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