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Pillars of the European Union

Pillars of the European Union and the Treaties of the European Union

Description of Pillars of the European Union provided by the European Union Commission: In Community parlance people often refer to the three pillars of the EU Treaty. These three pillars, which form the basic structure of the European Union, are:

• the Community dimension, comprising the arrangements set out in the European Community (EC), European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) Treaties, i.e. Union citizenship, Community policies, Economic and Monetary Union, etc. (first pillar);

• the common foreign and security policy, which comes under Title V of the EU Treaty (second pillar);

• police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, which comes under Title VI of the EU Treaty (third pillar).

The Treaty of Amsterdam has transferred some of the fields formerly covered by the third pillar to the first pillar (free movement of persons). The European Constitution, which is currently being ratified, provides for a complete recasting of this system. The three existing pillars are to be merged, albeit with the preservation of specific procedures in the area of the common foreign and security policy (CFSP), including defence policy.

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Pillars of the European Union and the Treaties of the European Union

Description of Pillars of the European Union provided by the European Union Commission: In Community parlance people often refer to the three pillars of the EU Treaty. These three pillars, which form the basic structure of the European Union, are:

• the Community dimension, comprising the arrangements set out in the European Community (EC), European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) Treaties, i.e. Union citizenship, Community policies, Economic and Monetary Union, etc. (first pillar);

• the common foreign and security policy, which comes under Title V of the EU Treaty (second pillar);

• police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, which comes under Title VI of the EU Treaty (third pillar).

The Treaty of Amsterdam has transferred some of the fields formerly covered by the third pillar to the first pillar (free movement of persons). The European Constitution, which is currently being ratified, provides for a complete recasting of this system. The three existing pillars are to be merged, albeit with the preservation of specific procedures in the area of the common foreign and security policy (CFSP), including defence policy.

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Popular Treaties Topics

  • Treaties of the United Nations (UN)
  • Types of Treaties
  • International Treaties
  • Famous Treaties
  • Law of Treaties
  • Numbered Treaties

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