Address given by Jacques Santer at the signing of the Treaty of Amsterdam (2 October 1997)

On 2 October 1997, at the ceremony to mark the signing, by the Foreign Ministers of the Fifteen, of the Treaty of Amsterdam amending the Treaty on European Union, the Treaties establishing the European Communities and related acts, Jacques Santer, President of the European Commission, delivers an address in which he indicates the strengths and weaknesses of the text, with particular regard to citizens’ rights, the area of freedom, security and justice, the common foreign and security policy (CFSP) and institutional matters.

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Source: RAPID. The Press and Communication Service of the European Commission. [EN LIGNE]. [Bruxelles]: Commission européenne, [20.01.2005]. SPEECH/97/200. Disponible sur

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