After the SEA it became customary for rounds of treaty reform to occur on a regular basis. One reason for this was that the logic and momentum of the integration process required periodic revision of the treaties so as both to ‘catch up’ with evolving realities and to enable desired developments to occur. Another reason was that because all EU Treaties are a consequence of intergovernmental bargaining, some governments were inevitably disappointed with the outcomes of treaties and so started pressing for another round of treaty reform almost before a negotiated treaty had been ratified and applied. And a third reason was that the Maastricht, Amsterdam, and Nice Treaties explicitly provided for further rounds of treaty reform: in the Maastricht case in response to pressures from dissatisfied governments at the Treaty’s outcome, and in the Amsterdam and Nice cases in consequence of a general recognition that the treaties were leaving unfinished business.
Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book
Please log in to get access to this content
To get access to this content you need the following product:
- Treaties and the Integration Process
- Macmillan Education UK
- Sequence number
- Chapter number