Treaty of Nice

 

SUMMARY OF:

Treaty of Nice

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE TREATY?

KEY POINTS

Making the EU institutions more legitimate and more efficient in the perspective of the EU’s expanded membership

Main other changes brought about by the treaty

FROM WHEN DOES THE TREATY APPLY?

Signed on 26 February 2001, the treaty entered into force on 1 April 2003. Some of its rules however started to be implemented at a later date.

BACKGROUND

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KEY TERMS

Preliminary ruling: a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in reply to a question from a national court on the interpretation or validity of European law, thereby contributing to the uniform application of EU law.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Treaty of Nice amending the Treaty on European Union, the Treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related acts (OJ C 80, 10.3.2001, pp. 1–87)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Treaty on European Union – consolidated version 1992 (OJ C 191, 29.7.1992, pp. 1-112)

Treaty establishing the European Community – consolidated version 2002 (OJ C 325, 24.12.2002, pp. 33-184)

last update 21.03.2018



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