The Treaty establishing the European Community is replaced by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
The concepts ‘European Community’/‘European Communities’ are replaced by ‘European Union’.
Exception: the expression ‘European Community’ remains unchanged when concerning the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community.
Consequently, the adjective ‘Community’ must be replaced by ‘Union’ or an appropriate phrase, except in a context that only concerns Euratom.
Example: ‘non-Community currencies’ is replaced by ‘third-country currencies’.
It is necessary to take into account the historical aspect of published texts. (The terms ‘European Community’, ‘European Communities’ or ‘Community’ remain in application for texts relating to the period before 1 December 2009.)
Treaty establishing the European Community (TEC)
|Until 30.11.2009||From 1.12.2009|
|Two new offices are established:
— the President of the European Council,
— the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
The naming of acts following the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon is currently under discussion.
Last update: 29.1.2010