All the community’s members apart from the UK join the ERM.
1973 January: Denmark, Ireland and the UK join the European Communities.
1974 April: foreign secretary James Callaghan makes statement to the Council on the new Labour government’s policy on the Community.
1963 General de Gaulle declares that France doubts the political will of the UK to join the Community.
1965 The Treaty merging the executives of the three Communities (ECSC, EEC, Euratom) is signed in Brussels; enters into force on July 1, 1967. 1972 Referendum in Norway on joining; majority votes against.
June: in a referendum, Denmark votes against ratification of Maastricht Treaty.