This stockshot makes a portrait of Robert Schuman. Orginating from Lorraine, former President of the French Council, former French Minister for Foreign Affairs, first and President of Honor of the European Parliament. The three European Communities owe him their existence. The famous declaration of the 9th of May 1950, materialized an idea of Jean Monnet, the project known as the Schuman Plan and that became the EAEC. New conception of the relations between European Nations, establishing independant instistutions allocated with its own powers. This fervent French patriot dedicated his life to two tasks: European construction and Franco-German reconcilitation, its precondition.