Treaty on European Union/Final Act

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1. The Conferences of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States convened in Rome on 15 December 1990 to adopt by common accord the amendments to be made to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community with a view to the achievement of political union and with a view to the final stages of economic and monetary union, and those convened in Brussels on 3 February 1992 with a view to amending the Treaties establishing respectively the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Atomic Energy Community as a result of the amendments envisaged for the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community have adopted the following texts:

I. The Treaty on European Union

II. Protocols

1. Protocol on the acquisition of property in Denmark

2. Protocol concerning Article 119 of the Treaty establishing the European Community

3. Protocol on the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank

4. Protocol on the Statute of the European Monetary Institute

5. Protocol on the excessive deficit procedure

6. Protocol on the convergence criteria referred to in Article 109j of the Treaty establishing the European Community

7. Protocol amending the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Communities

8. Protocol on Denmark

9. Protocol on Portugal

10. Protocol on the transition to the third stage of Economic and Monetary Union

11. Protocol on certain provisions relating to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

12. Protocol on certain provisions relating to Denmark

13. Protocol on France

14. Protocol on social policy

15. Protocol on economic and social cohesion

16. Protocol on the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions

17. Protocol annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaties establishing the European Communities

The Conferences agreed that the Protocols referred to in 1 to 16 above will be annexed to the Treaty establishing the European Community and that the Protocol referred to in 17 above will be annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaties establishing the European Communities.

2. At the time of signature of these texts, the Conferences adopted the declarations listed below and annexed to this Final Act:

III. Declarations

1. Declaration on civil protection, energy and tourism

2. Declaration on nationality of a Member State

3. Declaration on Part Three, Titles III and VI, of the Treaty establishing the European Community

4. Declaration on Part Three, Title VI, of the Treaty establishing the European Community

5. Declaration on monetary cooperation with non-Community countries

6. Declaration on monetary relations with the Republic of San Marino, the Vatican City and the Principality of Monaco

7. Declaration on Article 73d of the Treaty establishing the European Community

8. Declaration on Article 109 of the Treaty establishing the European Community

9. Declaration on Part Three, Title XVI, of the Treaty establishing the European Community

10. Declaration on Articles 109, 130r and 130y of the Treaty establishing the European Community

11. Declaration on the Directive of 24 November 1988 (Emissions)

12. Declaration on the European Development Fund

13. Declaration on the role of national Parliaments in the European Union

14. Declaration on the Conference of the Parliaments

15. Declaration on the number of members of the Commission and of the European Parliament

16. Declaration on the hierarchy of Community Acts

17. Declaration on the right of access to information

18. Declaration on estimated costs under Commission proposals

19. Declaration on the implementation of Community law

20. Declaration on assessment of the environmental impact of Community measures

21. Declaration on the Court of Auditors

22. Declaration on the Economic and Social Committee

23. Declaration on cooperation with charitable associations

24. Declaration on the protection of animals

25. Declaration on the representation of the interests of the overseas countries and territories referred to in Article 227(3) and (5)(a) and (b) of the Treaty establishing the European Community

26. Declaration on the outermost regions of the Community

27. Declaration on voting in the field of the common foreign and security policy

28. Declaration on practical arrangements in the field of the common foreign and security policy

29. Declaration on the use of languages in the field of the common foreign and security policy

30. Declaration on Western European Union

31. Declaration on asylum

32. Declaration on police cooperation

33. Declaration on disputes between the ECB and the EMI and their servants

Done at Maastricht this seventh day of February in the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two.