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Terms in relation to any form or structure of social order governing the life of a group of people in a community. Institutions are acknowledged for a particular purpose IE education, law, or police forces.

Contributors in Institutions


Treaties of Rome - EEC and EURATOM treaties

Organizations; Institutions

Purpose: to set up the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). Main changes: extension of European integration to include general economic cooperation.

Merger Treaty - Brussels Treaty

Organizations; Institutions

Purpose: to streamline the European institutions. Main changes: creation of a single Commission and a single Council to serve the then three European Communities (EEC, Euratom, ECSC). Repealed by ...

Single European Act

Organizations; Institutions

Purpose: to reform the institutions in preparation for Portugal and Spain's membership and speed up decision-making in preparation for the single market. Main changes: extension of qualified ...

Treaty on European Union - Maastricht Treaty

Organizations; Institutions

Purpose: to prepare for European Monetary Union and introduce elements of a political union (citizenship, common foreign and internal affairs policy). Main changes: establishment of the European ...

Treaty of Amsterdam

Organizations; Institutions

Purpose: To reform the EU institutions in preparation for the arrival of future member countries. Main changes: amendment, renumbering and consolidation of EU and EEC treaties. More transparent ...

Treaty of Nice

Organizations; Institutions

Purpose: to reform the institutions so that the EU could function efficiently after reaching 25 member countries. Main changes: methods for changing the composition of the Commission and redefining ...

Treaty of Lisbon

Organizations; Institutions

Purpose: to make the EU more democratic, more efficient and better able to address global problems, such as climate change, with one voice. Main changes: more power for the European Parliament, ...

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