The following links provide detailed information about the history and development of the European Union.

• EUROPA - The history of the European Union

• BBC News - A timeline of the EU

• Telegraph: Timeline - History of the European Union

• The Guardian: Current News about the European Union

An illustrated timeline of the development of the European Union from its beginning and precursors, has been put together by "thinkeurope" - unfortunately, it is only available in German.