> The Maastricht Treaty
Treaty on European Union initiated the road to political and economic
and monetary union. It was drafted at a historic juncture in which the
reunification of Germany and the fall of the Soviet block made necessary
a re-thinking of the European project. Among several significant innovations,
such as EU citizenship and the EMU, the Treaty of Maastricht created the
so-called three pillar structure. It was signed on 7 February 1992 and
came into force on 1 November 1993.
of Maastricht Treaty
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on European Union (HTML) - signed 7/2/1992.