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Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community - Title I - The European Coal and Steel Community - Article 2


Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community - TITLE I - The European Coal and Steel Community - Article 2

The European Coal and Steel Community shall have as its task to contribute, in harmony with the general economy of the Member States and through the establishment of a common market as provided in Article 4, to economic expansion, growth of employment and a rising standard of living in the Member States.

The Community shall progressively bring about conditions which will of themselves ensure the most rational distribution of production at the highest possible level of productivity, while safeguarding continuity of employment and taking care not to provoke fundamental and persistent disturbances in the economies of Member States.