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The thematic factsheets contained in this guide sum up as clearly as possible the main changes brought about by the Treaty of Nice. They are for information only.

The factsheets are not legally binding on the European Commission. They do not claim to be exhaustive and do not represent an official interpretation of the Treaty text.

Within each factsheet, you may obtain definitions of certain terms by clicking on the relevant links to the glossary. Where appropriate, links are also provided to the guide to the Treaty of Amsterdam and to the full text of the provisions of the various Treaties (EC, EU and Nice).

Treaty of Nice: A Comprehensive Guide

Treaty of Nice: A Comprehensive Guide

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Treaty of Nice: A Comprehensive Guide

The thematic factsheets contained in this guide sum up as clearly as possible the main changes brought about by the Treaty of Nice. They are for information only.

The factsheets are not legally binding on the European Commission. They do not claim to be exhaustive and do not represent an official interpretation of the Treaty text.

Within each factsheet, you may obtain definitions of certain terms by clicking on the relevant links to the glossary. Where appropriate, links are also provided to the guide to the Treaty of Amsterdam and to the full text of the provisions of the various Treaties (EC, EU and Nice).

  • Introduction

Institutional questions

  • The Council of the European Union
  • The European Commission
  • The judicial system of the European Union: Court of Justice and Court of First Instance
  • The other institutions and bodies of the Union

The decision-making system

  • Enhanced cooperation
  • Qualified majority voting

Other reforms

  • Thematic provisions
  • The declarations and protocols annexed to the Treaty