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Document 12016E198

Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
PART FOUR - ASSOCIATION OF THE OVERSEAS COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES
Article 198 (ex Article 182 TEC)

OJ C 202, 7.6.2016, p. 137–137 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/treaty/tfeu_2016/art_198/oj

7.6.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 202/137


Article 198

(ex Article 182 TEC)

The Member States agree to associate with the Union the non-European countries and territories which have special relations with Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. These countries and territories (hereinafter called the ‘countries and territories’) are listed in Annex II.

The purpose of association shall be to promote the economic and social development of the countries and territories and to establish close economic relations between them and the Union as a whole.

In accordance with the principles set out in the preamble to this Treaty, association shall serve primarily to further the interests and prosperity of the inhabitants of these countries and territories in order to lead them to the economic, social and cultural development to which they aspire.


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