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Document 12002E061

Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)
Part Three: Community policies
Title IV: Visas, asylum, immigration and other policies related to free movement of persons
Article 61

OJ C 325, 24.12.2002, p. 57–58 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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12002E061

Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version) - Part Three: Community policies - Title IV: Visas, asylum, immigration and other policies related to free movement of persons - Article 61

Official Journal C 325 , 24/12/2002 P. 0057 - 0058
Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0200 - Consolidated version


Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)

Part Three: Community policies

Title IV: Visas, asylum, immigration and other policies related to free movement of persons

Article 61

Article 61

In order to establish progressively an area of freedom, security and justice, the Council shall adopt:

(a) within a period of five years after the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam, measures aimed at ensuring the free movement of persons in accordance with Article 14, in conjunction with directly related flanking measures with respect to external border controls, asylum and immigration, in accordance with the provisions of Article 62(2) and (3) and Article 63(1)(a) and (2)(a), and measures to prevent and combat crime in accordance with the provisions of Article 31(e) of the Treaty on European Union;

(b) other measures in the fields of asylum, immigration and safeguarding the rights of nationals of third countries, in accordance with the provisions of Article 63;

(c) measures in the field of judicial cooperation in civil matters as provided for in Article 65;

(d) appropriate measures to encourage and strengthen administrative cooperation, as provided for in Article 66;

(e) measures in the field of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters aimed at a high level of security by preventing and combating crime within the Union in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty on European Union.

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