Treaty of Lisbon

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Introduction to Treaty of Lisbon

One of the main treaty governing the European Union is the Treaty of Lisbon (13 December 2007). This contains two sets of provisions. One set is in an annex to the Treaty and is entitled the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. This has it origins in the Treaty of Rome (25 March 1957). The second set of provisions is the main body of the Treaty which has its origins in the Treaty of European Union (Maastricht, 7 February 1992). From 1 December 2009, the European Union has legal personality. The Treaty on European Union (Maastricht, 7 February 1992) art 47 (in the version effective from 1 December 2009). It replaced and succeeded the European Community from that date. The European Community was established by the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht, 7 February 1992). This was achieved by amending and renaming the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (Rome, 25 March 1957).

The European Union was established, without legal personality, by Titles I, V and VI of the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht, 7 February 1992).

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Notes and References

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