EC Treaty

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Definition: EC Treaty

Full Definition of EC Treaty

Strictly speaking, there is no specific document called the ‘EC Treaty’. The term generally refers to the original Treaty of Rome, which established the EEC, as variously amended over the years by later treaties. The Treaty of Maastricht renamed the European communities (by this time largely dominated by the EEC) to the ‘European Community’, and re-issued the amended (and renumbered) Treaty of Rome as the ‘Treaty Establishing the European Communities’. It is this that is generally contracted to ‘EC Treaty’ (see EU terminology for a discussion of the terminological problems relating to EU treaties).

The EC Treaty and the Treaty of Maastricht were renumbered by the Treaty of Amsterdam. In most textbooks, both old and new treaty numbers are given. On these pages, I only use the new numbers, except where stated to the contrary.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for EC Treaty are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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