Treaty of Lisbon/Article 1 - Treaty on European Union/Article 3

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4) Article 2, renumbered 3, shall be replaced by the following:
"Article 3
1. The Union's aim is to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples.
2. The Union shall offer its citizens an area of freedom, security and justice without internal frontiers, in which the free movement of persons is ensured in conjunction with appropriate measures with respect to external border controls, asylum, immigration and the prevention and combating of crime.
3. The Union shall establish an internal market. It shall work for the sustainable development of Europe based on balanced economic growth and price stability, a highly competitive social market economy, aiming at full employment and social progress, and a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment. It shall promote scientific and technological advance.
It shall combat social exclusion and discrimination, and shall promote social justice and protection, equality between women and men, solidarity between generations and protection of the rights of the child. It shall promote economic, social and territorial cohesion, and solidarity among Member States. It shall respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and shall ensure that Europe's cultural heritage is safeguarded and enhanced.
4. The Union shall establish an economic and monetary union whose currency is the euro.
5. In its relations with the wider world, the Union shall uphold and promote its values and interests and contribute to the protection of its citizens. It shall contribute to peace, security, the sustainable development of the Earth, solidarity and mutual respect among peoples, free and fair trade, eradication of poverty and the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of the child, as well as to the strict observance and the development of international law, including respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter.
6. The Union shall pursue its objectives by appropriate means commensurate with the competences which are conferred upon it in the Treaties.".

Consolidated Text[edit]

The Union shall set itself the following objectives:


1. The Union's aim is to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples.


2. The Union shall offer its citizens to maintain and develop the Union as an area of freedom, security and justice without internal frontiers, in which the free movement of persons is ensured assured in conjunction with appropriate measures with respect to external border controls, asylum, immigration and the prevention and combating of crime. [1]

to strengthen the protection of the rights and interests of the nationals of its Member States through the introduction of a citizenship of the Union;


3. The Union shall establish an internal market. It shall work for the sustainable development of Europe based on balanced economic growth and price stability, a highly competitive social market economy, aiming at full employment and social progress, and a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment. It shall promote scientific and technological advance.

to promote economic and social progress and a high level of employment [2]and to achieve balanced and sustainable development, in particular through the creation of an area without internal frontiers,

It shall combat social exclusion and discrimination, and shall promote social justice and protection, equality between women and men, solidarity between generations and protection of the rights of the child. It shall promote economic, social and territorial cohesion, and solidarity among Member States. It shall respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and shall ensure that Europe's cultural heritage is safeguarded and enhanced.

through the strengthening of economic and social cohesion


4. The Union shall establish an economic and monetary union whose currency is the euro. and through the establishment of economic and monetary union, ultimately including a single currency in accordance with the provisions of this Treaty;


5. In its relations with the wider world, the Union shall uphold and promote its values and interests and contribute to the protection of its citizens. It shall contribute to peace, security, the sustainable development of the Earth, solidarity and mutual respect among peoples, free and fair trade, eradication of poverty and the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of the child, as well as to the strict observance and the development of international law, including respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter. to assert its identity on the international scene, in particular through the implementation of a common foreign and security policy including the progressive[3] framing of a common defence policy, which might [4] lead to a common defence, in accordance with the provisions of Article 17.[5]


to maintain in full the ‘acquis communautaire’ and build on it with a view to considering [6] to what extent the policies and forms of cooperation introduced by this Treaty may need to be revised with the aim of ensuring the effectiveness of the mechanisms and the institutions of the Community.


6. The Union shall pursue its objectives by appropriate means commensurate with the competences which are conferred upon it in the Treaties.

The objectives of the Union shall be achieved as provided in this Treaty and in accordance with the conditions and the timetable set out therein while respecting the principle of subsidiarity as defined in Article 3b of the Treaty establishing the European Community.

References[edit]

  1. Treaty of Amsterdam replaced "to develop close cooperation on justice and home affairs" with "to maintain and develop the Union as an area of freedom, security and justice, in which the free movement of persons is assured in conjunction with appropriate measures with respect to external border controls, asylum, immigration and the prevention and combating of crime"
  2. Treaty of Amsterdam added "and a high level of employment"
  3. Treaty of Amsterdam replaced "eventual" with "progressive"
  4. Treaty of Amsterdam deleted "in time"
  5. phrase added by the Treaty of Amsterdam
  6. Treaty of Amsterdam deleted "through the procedure referred to in Article N(2)"