BMDF Books on the European Treaties

We have produced five major publications on the Treaties which form the primary law of the European Union. The purpose of these books is to highlight the changes which each treaty has made to the existing primary law of the European Union.

The books are intended to be objective, independent and neutral, and to provide core texts that will be useful to readers from all backgrounds and having differing views and opinions.

More information on our publications can be found on the Eurotreaties.com website.

Eurotreaties.com is part of the British Management Data Foundation and has been established to bring together some basic information on the Treaties which form the basis of the European Union.

  • Our publication giving a clear and understable analysis of this important Treaty that now forms the primary law of the Eurospean Union - published on 7 February 2008.

    The Treaty of Lisbon in Perspective

    This book includes the full text of the Treaty of Lisbon as signed by the Heads of Government in Brussels on 13 December 2007, including all of the Protocols and Declarations, with all articles in the text of the Treaty annotated as to either being new or their links to the draft Constitution and previous treaties given, a detailed 14-page index, tables of equivalences and over ninety pages of analysis.

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  • Our publication analysing this draft Treaty that formed the basis of the changes introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon - published on 7 December 2004.

    The European Constitution in Perspective

    This book includes the full text of the Treaty as signed by the Heads of Government in Brussels on 29 October 2004, including all of the Protocols and Declarations, with all articles in the text of the Treaty annotated as to either being new or their links to previous treaties given, a detailed 14-page index, tables of equivalences and analyses.

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  • Consolidated Treaty on European Union
    Volume One: Analysis - ISBN 0 9520 366 49 - 238 Pages
    Volume Two: Consolidated Treaty on European Union - ISBN 0 9520 366 57 - 256 Pages

    The Treaty of Nice in Perspective

    Volume 1: Analysis
    Contains an analysis of the Treaty of Nice, a summary of the legislative procedures including the articles that would be under qualified majority voting after Nice is ratified, a discussion on the European Single Currency and a five-column analysis of the development of competences from the Treaty of Rome to the Treaty of Nice.

    The Treaty of Nice in Perspective

    Volume 2: Consolidated Treaty on European Union
    Contains the text of the consolidated 'Treaty on European Union' and the consolidated 'Treaty establishing the European Community', together with all of the existing Protocols, once the ratification of Nice is complete, the text of the Treaty of Nice and its attached declarations.

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  • In January 1998 we published the first edition of 'The Treaty of Amsterdam in Perspective'. The first edition sold out and the second edition was published in November 1999.

    The Treaty of Amsterdam in Perspective

    The European treaties, taken together, form the primary legislation and are in effect the "constitution" of the Community

    Essentially, the Treaties produce obligations for the Member States and rights for individuals. The Treaty is, however, not an entity in its own right. It is a series of amendments and additions to previous European treaties and as such is difficult to interpret and understand.

    This BMDF publication of 400 pages consolidates all these changes into the existing treaties and puts them in bold text for clarity. In addition, in order for the implications to be better understood, a full analysis is included of the increase in the powers of the European institutions resulting from the new Treaty.

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