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1972

1973

1986

1993

1997

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1977 - ERM Experiment UK member from 1990 - 1992

1993  Subsidiarity adopted

European Communities Act 1972

Incorporates instruments that become the TEU into UK law

UK ACCESSION

Now 9 members

Norway’s people reject membership twice by referendum

Single European Act Luxembourg & The Hague

(Amended the EEC Treaty of Rome)

Court of 1st Instance to start in 1989

+++

Held up by 2 Danish referenda

Treaty of Maastricht

[The Treaty on European Union ‘TEU’]

EEC becomes EC

Communities now

EURATOM

ECSC

EC

Three together become the EU

Phrase ‘EC Law’

adopted

EU Citizenship

Committee of Regions established

Three Pillars

1.Foreign and Security policy

2.Communities

3.Home Affairs and Justice

Treaty of Amsterdam

Strengthens

Fundamental Rights for citizens

Freedom of movement

Employment Rights

The Institutions

New = Constructive abstention voting co-decision, assent and consultation.

EP and Council equal powers

EP = 700 Foreign policy

Strengthens

Fundamental Rights for citizens

Freedom of movement

Employment Rights

The Institutions

New = Constructive abstention voting co-decision, assent and consultation.

EP and Council equal powers

EP = 700 Foreign policy

1974-77

Institutionalised Summit Conferences

= European Council

EP given wide budgetary powers

Court of Auditors

1979

Direct Parliamentary Elections in UK Turnout = 32.6%

1985

Schengen Agreement = removal of all customs barriers

1995

4 Freedoms of movement

Goods

Capital

Services

Persons

 

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