Treaty of Amsterdam

  • treaty of amsterdam
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    european leaders in amsterdam, 1997
    typeamender of the teu, the tec, the teaec, and the tecsc
    signed2 october 1997
    locationamsterdam, netherlands
    effective1 may 1999
    depositarygovernment of italy
    citationsprior amendment treaty:
    maastricht treaty (1992)
    subsequent amendment treaty: nice treaty (2001)
    languages
    treaty of amsterdam at consolidated version of teu (1997)
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    the treaty of amsterdam, officially the treaty of amsterdam amending the treaty on european union, the treaties establishing the european communities and certain related acts, was signed on 2 october 1997, and entered into force on 1 may 1999;[1] it made substantial changes to the treaty of maastricht, which had been signed in 1992.

    under the treaty of amsterdam, member states agreed to transfer certain powers from national governments to the european parliament across diverse areas, including legislating on immigration, adopting civil and criminal laws, and enacting foreign and security policy (cfsp), as well as implementing institutional changes for expansion as new member nations join the eu.

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Treaty of Amsterdam
Амстердамський договір.jpg
European leaders in Amsterdam, 1997
TypeAmender of the TEU, the TEC, the TEAEC, and the TECSC
Signed2 October 1997
LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Effective1 May 1999
DepositaryGovernment of Italy
CitationsPrior amendment treaty:
Maastricht Treaty (1992)
Subsequent amendment treaty: Nice Treaty (2001)
Languages
Treaty of Amsterdam at Consolidated version of TEU (1997)
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The Treaty of Amsterdam, officially the Treaty of Amsterdam amending the Treaty on European Union, the Treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related acts, was signed on 2 October 1997, and entered into force on 1 May 1999;[1] it made substantial changes to the Treaty of Maastricht, which had been signed in 1992.

Under the Treaty of Amsterdam, member states agreed to transfer certain powers from national governments to the European Parliament across diverse areas, including legislating on immigration, adopting civil and criminal laws, and enacting foreign and security policy (CFSP), as well as implementing institutional changes for expansion as new member nations join the EU.