Three pillars of the European Union

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Between 1993 and 2009, the European Union (EU) legally comprised three pillars. This structure was introduced with the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993, and was eventually abandoned on 1 December 2009 upon the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, when the EU obtained a consolidated legal personality. The European Communities pillar handled economic, social and environmental policies. It comprised […]