STEP 2 THE HALLSTEIN COMMISSION
Soon after its creation the European Economic Community emerged as the most important of the three Communities. It was led by an ambitious and experienced president- the German lawyer prof. Walter Hallstein. Hallstein devoted his talents and energy to the creation of a closer union in economic as well as political matters. Based on the provisions and the spirit of the Treaty of Rome that set the task to create a common market within 15 years and implied political integration, he firmly believed that the EEC institutions were bound to integrate policies.