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Document 11997E005

Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version)
Part One: Principles
Article 5
Article 3b - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)

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11997E005

Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version) - Part One: Principles - Article 5 - Article 3b - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)

Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0182 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0009 - Consolidated version


Treaty establishing the European Community (Amsterdam consolidated version)

Article 5

The Community shall act within the limits of the powers conferred upon it by this Treaty and of the objectives assigned to it therein.

In areas which do not fall within its exclusive competence, the Community shall take action, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, only if and insofar as the objectives of the proposed action cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States and can therefore, by reason of the scale or effects of the proposed action, be better achieved by the Community.

Any action by the Community shall not go beyond what is necessary to achieve the objectives of this Treaty.

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