Treaty on European Union

(1992)

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Upon its signing in 1992, the Treaty on European Union, also known as the Maastricht Treaty, provided the framework for the multinational polity called the European Union (EU). The treaty was a pivotal effort by the European nations to unify politically so as to increase the region's economic integration and establish joint policies on the environment, defense, citizenship, justice, health care, transportation, and the like. The Treaty on European Union called for the creation of a...