The Maastricht Treaty in Perspective

The Maastricht Treaty in Perspective

The Maastricht Treaty in Perspective
This book is now out of print and the analyses and the columner tabulation of the comparison of the Treaty of Rome (1957), the Single European Act and the Maastricht Treaty have been incorporated into our book on 'The Treaty of Amsterdam in Perspective'.

The European Community is increasingly having more influence on the UK and the Maastricht Treaty was a significant stage in the process of developing the Community. It introduced the concept and structure of the Treaty on European Union and the criteria for the introduction of the Single Currency.

As a result, it is important to understand the implications and the extension of the influence of the EC granted under the Maastricht Treaty. The Maastricht Treaty in Perspective

The Maastricht Treaty is not an entity in its own right, but a series of amendments and additions to previous European Treaties. In order to understand the terms of the Maastricht Treaty, it is essential to see how these amendments affect the earlier treaties (the Treaty of Rome and the Single European Act).

The BMDF produced a consolidation of the Treaty of Rome, the Single European Act and the Maastricht Treaty which together form the Treaty on European Union.

'The Maastricht Treaty in Perspective: Consolidated Treaty on European Union' included all of the Maastricht additions, Protocols and Declarations. Where the original Treaties are modified, the unaltered text is shown in light type and the amendments and additions agreed at Maastricht are shown in bold.

The publication contained:

  • An analysis of the increased powers, or 'competencies', of the institutions of the Community as a result of the Maastricht Treaty;

  • A 3-columnar comparison of the provisions of the Treaty of Rome, the Single European Act and the Maastricht Treaty, to show how the powers and 'competencies' of the European Community have developed and changed with each new treaty. One of the benefits of this is that it shows how the amendments of the Maastricht Treaty alter the earlier treaties;

  • Protocols from the Treaty of Rome which are still relevant and referred to in the text of the Treaty;

  • Parts of the Single European Act which are still relevant and which are not incorporated into the main body of the Treaty;

  • The Treaty establishing a single Council and a single Commission of the European Communities (including a protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Communities);

  • The Council decision of 7 May 1985 on the Communities' system of own resources; this includes the calculation of the rebate of 1,000 million ECU granted to Great Britain.

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