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Friday, October 02, 2009

Amsterdam Treaty signed, broadening scope of EU
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On October 2, 1997, European Union delegates signed the Amsterdam Treaty, which broadened the scope of the international organization. It amended previous EU treaties to expand the power of the EU Parliament, start the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), and prepare for the influx of post-Communist countries in Eastern Europe.

Learn more about the Amsterdam Treaty.
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