The Treaty of the European Union: Maastricht Treaty, 7 February 1992

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Author: European Union

Article B

The Union shall set itself the following objectives:

- to promote economic and social progress which is balanced and sustainable, in particular through the creation of an area without internal frontiers, through the strengthening of economic and social cohesion and through the establishment of economic and monetary union, ultimately including a single currency in accordance with the provisions of this Treaty;

- to assert its identity on the international scene, in particular through the implementation of a common foreign and security policy including the eventual framing of a common defence policy, which might in time lead to a common defence;

- to strengthen the protection of the rights and interests of the nationals of its Member States through the introduction of a citizenship of the Union;

- to develop close cooperation on justice and home affairs;

- to maintain in full the "acquis communautaire" and build on it with a view to considering, through the procedure referred to in Article N(2), to what extent the policies and forms of cooperation introduced by this Treaty may need to be revised with the aim of ensuring the effectiveness of the mechanisms and the institutions of the Community.

The objectives of the Union shall be achieved as provided in this Treaty and in accordance with the condition and the timetable set out therein while respecting the principle of subsidiarity as defined in Article 3b of the Treaty establishing the European Community.

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Chicago: European Union, "Article B," The Treaty of the European Union: Maastricht Treaty, 7 February 1992, ed. Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945 and trans. Elwes, R. H. M. (Robert Harvey Monro), 1853- in The Treaty of the European Union: Maastricht Treaty, 7 February 1992 (London: Smith, Elder & Co., November 1909 - December 1910 (14 issues)), Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TQKMXQDNJRJEQ9.

MLA: European Union. "Article B." The Treaty of the European Union: Maastricht Treaty, 7 February 1992, edited by Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945, and translated by Elwes, R. H. M. (Robert Harvey Monro), 1853-, in The Treaty of the European Union: Maastricht Treaty, 7 February 1992, Vol. Volume One, London, Smith, Elder & Co., November 1909 - December 1910 (14 issues), Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TQKMXQDNJRJEQ9.

Harvard: European Union, 'Article B' in The Treaty of the European Union: Maastricht Treaty, 7 February 1992, ed. and trans. . cited in November 1909 - December 1910 (14 issues), The Treaty of the European Union: Maastricht Treaty, 7 February 1992, Smith, Elder & Co., London. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TQKMXQDNJRJEQ9.