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Document 11997M001

Treaty on European Union (consolidated version)
Title I: Common provisions
Article 1
Article A - EU Treaty (Maastricht 1992)

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11997M001

Treaty on European Union (consolidated version) - Title I: Common provisions - Article 1 - Article A - EU Treaty (Maastricht 1992)

Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0152 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 191 , 29/07/1992 P. 0004


Treaty on European Union (consolidated version)

Article 1

By this Treaty, the HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES establish among themselves a EUROPEAN UNION, hereinafter called 'the Union`.

This Treaty marks a new stage in the process of creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe, in which decisions are taken as openly as possible and as closely as possible to the citizen.

The Union shall be founded on the European Communities, supplemented by the policies and forms of cooperation established by this Treaty. Its task shall be to organise, in a manner demonstrating consistency and solidarity, relations between the Member States and between their peoples.

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