European Union (EU)

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Origin. The Union is founded on the existing European communities set up by the Treaties of Paris (1951) and Rome (1957), supplemented by revisions, the Single European Act in 1986, the Maastricht Treaty on European Union in 1992, and the draft Treaty of Amsterdam in 1997.


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Further Reading

  1. Official Journal of the European Communities.—General Report on the Activities of the European Communities (annual, from 1967).—The Agricultural Situation in the Community. (annual).—The Social Situation in the Community, (annual).—Report on Competition Policy in the European Community, (annual).—Basic Statistics of the Community (annual).—Bulletin of the European Community (monthly).—Register of Current Community Legal Instruments. 1983Google Scholar
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