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EurActiv.com 14 June 2011: Europe must be more assertive in its foreign policy, especially by unambiguously supporting the Arab revolutions, otherwise it risks wasting an historic opportunity which could later count against it, said former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema in an exclusive interview with EurActiv.



Croatia closes final EU accession chapters -

theParliament.com 14 June 2011: European enlargement and neighbourhood policy commissioner Štefan Füle has announced that Croatia has completed its EU accession negotiations.



MEPs in fresh appeal to abolish Strasbourg seat -

theParliament.com 9 June 2011: MEPs have overwhelmingly called for parliament to end its monthly relocation between Brussels and Strasbourg, which is said to cost around €200m and emit 20,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.



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By this Treaty, the HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES establish among themselves a EUROPEAN UNION, hereinafter called ‘the Union’ on which the Member States confer competences to attain objectives they have in common.

This Treaty marks a new stage in the process of creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe, in which decisions are taken as openly as possible and as closely as possible to the citizen.

The Union shall be founded on the present Treaty and on the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (hereinafter referred to as “the Treaties”). Those two Treaties shall have the same legal value. The Union shall replace and succeed the European Community.