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Official Journal of the European Union

C 202/3


CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF THE TREATY ON EUROPEAN UNION

Table of Contents

CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF THE TREATY ON EUROPEAN UNION 13
PREAMBLE 15

TITLE I

COMMON PROVISIONS 16

TITLE II

PROVISIONS ON DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES 20

TITLE III

PROVISIONS ON THE INSTITUTIONS 22

TITLE IV

PROVISIONS ON ENHANCED COOPERATION 27

TITLE V

GENERAL PROVISIONS ON THE UNION'S EXTERNAL ACTION AND SPECIFIC PROVISIONS ON THE COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY 28

Chapter 1

General provisions on the Union's external action 28

Chapter 2

Specific provisions on the common foreign and security policy 30

Section 1

Common provisions 30

Section 2

Provisions on the common security and defence policy 38

TITLE VI

FINAL PROVISIONS 41
CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF THE TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 47
PREAMBLE 49

PART ONE

PRINCIPLES 50

TITLE I

CATEGORIES AND AREAS OF UNION COMPETENCE 50

TITLE II

PROVISIONS HAVING GENERAL APPLICATION 53

PART TWO

NON-DISCRIMINATION AND CITIZENSHIP OF THE UNION 56

PART THREE

UNION POLICIES AND INTERNAL ACTIONS 59

TITLE I

THE INTERNAL MARKET 59

TITLE II

FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS 59

Chapter 1

The customs union 60

Chapter 2

Customs cooperation 61

Chapter 3

Prohibition of quantitative restrictions between Member States 61

TITLE III

AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES 62

TITLE IV

FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS, SERVICES AND CAPITAL 65

Chapter 1

Workers 65

Chapter 2

Right of establishment 67

Chapter 3

Services 70

Chapter 4

Capital and payments 71

TITLE V

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE 73

Chapter 1

General provisions 73

Chapter 2

Policies on border checks, asylum and immigration 75

Chapter 3

Judicial cooperation in civil matters 78

Chapter 4

Judicial cooperation in criminal matters 79

Chapter 5

Police cooperation 83

TITLE VI

TRANSPORT 85

TITLE VII

COMMON RULES ON COMPETITION, TAXATION AND APPROXIMATION OF LAWS 88

Chapter 1

Rules on competition 88

Section 1

Rules applying to undertakings 88

Section 2

Aids granted by States 91

Chapter 2

Tax provisions 93

Chapter 3

Approximation of laws 94

TITLE VIII

ECONOMIC AND MONETARY POLICY 96

Chapter 1

Economic policy 97

Chapter 2

Monetary policy 102

Chapter 3

Institutional provisions 105

Chapter 4

Provisions specific to Member States whose currency is the euro 106

Chapter 5

Transitional provisions 107

TITLE IX

EMPLOYMENT 112

TITLE X

SOCIAL POLICY 114

TITLE XI

THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND 119

TITLE XII

EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, YOUTH AND SPORT 120

TITLE XIII

CULTURE 121

TITLE XIV

PUBLIC HEALTH 122

TITLE XV

CONSUMER PROTECTION 124

TITLE XVI

TRANS-EUROPEAN NETWORKS 124

TITLE XVII

INDUSTRY 126

TITLE XVIII

ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND TERRITORIAL COHESION 127

TITLE XIX

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND SPACE 128

TITLE XX

ENVIRONMENT 132

TITLE XXI

ENERGY 134

TITLE XXII

TOURISM 135

TITLE XXIII

CIVIL PROTECTION 135

TITLE XXIV

ADMINISTRATIVE COOPERATION 136

PART FOUR

ASSOCIATION OF THE OVERSEAS COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES 137

PART FIVE

THE UNION'S EXTERNAL ACTION 139

TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS ON THE UNION'S EXTERNAL ACTION 139

TITLE II

COMMON COMMERCIAL POLICY 139

TITLE III

COOPERATION WITH THIRD COUNTRIES AND HUMANITARIAN AID 141

Chapter 1

Development cooperation 141

Chapter 2

Economic, financial and technical cooperation with third countries 142

Chapter 3

Humanitarian aid 143

TITLE IV

RESTRICTIVE MEASURES 144

TITLE V

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS 144

TITLE VI

THE UNION'S RELATIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND THIRD COUNTRIES AND UNION DELEGATIONS 147

TITLE VII

SOLIDARITY CLAUSE 148

PART SIX

INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS 149

TITLE I

INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS 149

Chapter 1

The institutions 149

Section 1

The European Parliament 149

Section 2

The European Council 152

Section 3

The Council 153

Section 4

The Commission 155

Section 5

The Court of Justice of the European Union 157

Section 6

The European Central Bank 167

Section 7

The Court of Auditors 169

Chapter 2

Legal acts of the Union, adoption procedures and other provisions 171

Section 1

The legal acts of the Union 171

Section 2

Procedures for the adoption of acts and other provisions 173

Chapter 3

The Union's advisory bodies 177

Section 1

The Economic and Social Committee 177

Section 2

The Committee of the Regions 178

Chapter 4

The European Investment Bank 180

TITLE II

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS 181

Chapter 1

The Union's own resources 181

Chapter 2

The multiannual financial framework 182

Chapter 3

The Union's annual budget 183

Chapter 4

Implementation of the budget and discharge 186

Chapter 5

Common provisions 187

Chapter 6

Combatting fraud 188

TITLE III

ENHANCED COOPERATION 189

PART SEVEN

GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS 192
PROTOCOLS 201

Protocol (No 1)

on the role of National Parliaments in the European Union 203

Protocol (No 2)

on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality 206

Protocol (No 3)

on the statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union 210

Protocol (No 4)

on the statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank 230

Protocol (No 5)

on the statute of the European Investment Bank 251

Protocol (No 6)

on the location of the seats of the institutions and of certain bodies, offices, agencies and departments of the European Union 265

Protocol (No 7)

on the privileges and immunities of the European Union 266

Protocol (No 8)

relating to article 6(2) of the Treaty on European Union on the accession of the Union to the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 273

Protocol (No 9)

on the decision of the Council relating to the implementation of Article 16(4) of the Treaty on European Union and article 238(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union between 1 November 2014 and 31 March 2017 on the one hand, and as from 1 april 2017 on the other 274

Protocol (No 10)

on permanent structured cooperation established by Article 42 of the Treaty on European Union 275

Protocol (No 11)

on Article 42 of the Treaty on European Union 278

Protocol (No 12)

on the excessive deficit procedure 279

Protocol (No 13)

on the convergence criteria 281

Protocol (No 14)

on the Euro Group 283

Protocol (No 15)

on certain provisions relating to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 284

Protocol (No 16)

on certain provisions relating to Denmark 287

Protocol (No 17)

on Denmark 288

Protocol (No 18)

on France 289

Protocol (No 19)

on the Schengen acquis integrated into the framework of the European Union 290

Protocol (No 20)

on the application of certain aspects of Article 26 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to the United Kingdom and to Ireland 293

Protocol (No 21)

on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of freedom, security and justice 295

Protocol (No 22)

on the position of Denmark 298

Protocol (No 23)

on external relations of the Member states with regard to the crossing of external borders 303

Protocol (No 24)

on asylum for nationals of Member States of the European Union 304

Protocol (No 25)

on the exercise of shared competence 306

Protocol (No 26)

on services of general interest 307

Protocol (No 27)

on the internal market and competition 308

Protocol (No 28)

on economic, social and territorial cohesion 309

Protocol (No 29)

on the system of public broadcasting in the Member States 311

Protocol (No 30)

on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union to Poland and to the United Kingdom 312

Protocol (No 31)

concerning imports into the European Union of petroleum products refined in the Netherlands Antilles 314

Protocol (No 32)

on the acquisition of property in Denmark 317

Protocol (No 33)

concerning Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 318

Protocol (No 34)

on special arrangements for Greenland 319

Protocol (No 35)

on Article 40.3.3 of the constitution of Ireland 320

Protocol (No 36)

on transitional provisions 321

Protocol (No 37)

on the financial consequences of the expiry of the ECSC Treaty and on the Research fund for Coal and Steel 327
ANNEXES TO THE TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 329

ANNEX I

List referred to in Article 38 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 331

ANNEX II

Overseas countries and territories to which the provisions of Part Four of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union Apply 334
DECLARATIONS annexed to the final Act of the Intergovernmental Conference which adopted the Treaty of Lisbon, signed on 13 December 2007 335

A.

DECLARATIONS CONCERNING PROVISIONS OF THE TREATIES 337

1.

Declaration concerning the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union 337

2.

Declaration on Article 6(2) of the Treaty on European Union 337

3.

Declaration on Article 8 of the Treaty on European Union 337

4.

Declaration on the composition of the European Parliament 337

5.

Declaration on the political agreement by the European Council concerning the draft Decision on the composition of the European Parliament 337

6.

Declaration on Article 15(5) and (6), Article 17(6) and (7) and Article 18 of the Treaty on European Union 338

7.

Declaration on Article 16(4) of the Treaty on European Union and Article 238(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 338

8.

Declaration on practical measures to be taken upon the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon as regards the Presidency of the European Council and of the Foreign Affairs Council 340

9.

Declaration on Article 16(9) of the Treaty on European Union concerning the European Council decision on the exercise of the Presidency of the Council 341

10.

Declaration on Article 17 of the Treaty on European Union 342

11.

Declaration on Article 17(6) and (7) of the Treaty on European Union 342

12.

Declaration on Article 18 of the Treaty on European Union 342

13.

Declaration concerning the common foreign and security policy 343

14.

Declaration concerning the common foreign and security policy 343

15.

Declaration on Article 27 of the Treaty on European Union 343

16.

Declaration on Article 55(2) of the Treaty on European Union 344

17.

Declaration concerning primacy 344

18.

Declaration in relation to the delimitation of competences 344

19.

Declaration on Article 8 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 345

20.

Declaration on Article 16 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 345

21.

Declaration on the protection of personal data in the fields of judicial cooperation in criminal matters and police cooperation 345

22.

Declaration on Articles 48 and 79 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 346

23.

Declaration on the second paragraph of Article 48 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 346

24.

Declaration concerning the legal personality of the European Union 346

25.

Declaration on Articles 75 and 215 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 346

26.

Declaration on non-participation by a Member State in a measure based on Title V of Part Three of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 346

27.

Declaration on Article 85(1), second subparagraph, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 347

28.

Declaration on Article 98 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 347

29.

Declaration on Article 107(2)(c) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 347

30.

Declaration on Article 126 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 347

31.

Declaration on Article 156 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 348

32.

Declaration on Article 168(4)(c) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 348

33.

Declaration on Article 174 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 349

34.

Declaration on Article 179 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 349

35.

Declaration on Article 194 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 349

36.

Declaration on Article 218 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union concerning the negotiation and conclusion of international agreements by Member States relating to the area of freedom, security and justice 349

37.

Declaration on Article 222 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 349

38.

Declaration on Article 252 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union regarding the number of Advocates-General in the Court of Justice 350

39.

Declaration on Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 350

40.

Declaration on Article 329 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 350

41.

Declaration on Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 350

42.

Declaration on Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 351

43.

Declaration on Article 355(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 351

B.

DECLARATIONS CONCERNING PROTOCOLS ANNEXED TO THE TREATIES 352

44.

Declaration on Article 5 of the Protocol on the Schengen acquis integrated into the framework of the European Union 352

45.

Declaration on Article 5(2) of the Protocol on the Schengen acquis integrated into the framework of the European Union 352

46.

Declaration on Article 5(3) of the Protocol on the Schengen acquis integrated into the framework of the European Union 352

47.

Declaration on Article 5(3), (4) and (5) of the Protocol on the Schengen acquis integrated into the framework of the European Union 352

48.

Declaration concerning the Protocol on the position of Denmark 353

49.

Declaration concerning Italy 353

50.

Declaration concerning Article 10 of the Protocol on transitional provisions 354

C.

DECLARATIONS BY MEMBER STATES 355

51.

Declaration by the Kingdom of Belgium on national Parliaments 355

52.

Declaration by the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Lithuania, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Austria, the Portuguese Republic, Romania, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic on the symbols of the European Union 355

53.

Declaration by the Czech Republic on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union 355

54.

Declaration by the Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Austria and the Kingdom of Sweden 356

55.

Declaration by the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 356

56.

Declaration by Ireland on Article 3 of the Protocol on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of freedom, security and justice 356

57.

Declaration by the Italian Republic on the composition of the European Parliament 357

58.

Declaration by the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Malta on the spelling of the name of the single currency in the Treaties 357

59.

Declaration by the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Article 312 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 357

60.

Declaration by the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Article 355 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 358

61.

Declaration by the Republic of Poland on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union 358

62.

Declaration by the Republic of Poland concerning the Protocol on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in relation to Poland and the United Kingdom 358

63.

Declaration by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the definition of the term "nationals" 358

64.

Declaration by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the franchise for elections to the European Parliament 358

65.

Declaration by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Article 75 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 359
Tables of equivalences 361
Treaty on European Union 361
Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 366

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