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Document 11957E223

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, PART SIX - GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS, ARTICLE 223

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11957E223

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, PART SIX - GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS, ARTICLE 223


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Article 223

1 . The provisions of this Treaty shall not preclude the application of the following rules :

( a ) No Member State shall be obliged to supply information the disclosure of which it considers contrary to the essential interests of its security ;

( b ) Any Member State may take such measures as it considers necessary for the protection of the essential interests of its security which are connected with the production of or trade in arms , munitions and war material ; such measures shall not adversely affect the conditions of competition in the common market regarding products which are not intended for specifically military purposes .

2 . During the first year after the entry into force of this Treaty , the Council shall , acting unanimously , draw up a list of products to which the provisions of paragraph 1 ( b ) shall apply .

3 . The Council may , acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission , make changes in this list .

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