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2 October 2017:

20th anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Amsterdam

The 2 October marks the 20th anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Amsterdam. Signed in 2 October 1997, the Treaty came into force on 1 May 1999, it aimed at reforming the EU institutions in preparation for the arrival of future member countries. The main changes brought by the Treaty included the amendment, renumbering and consolidation of EU and EEC treaties, as well as more transparent decision-making (increased use of the ordinary legislative procedure).

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 Signature page of the Treaty Signature page of the Treaty
Ref: P-002028 /01-22
Date: 02/10/1997
 The Treaty of Amsterdam The Treaty of Amsterdam
Ref: P-002028 /01-28
Date: 02/10/1997
 First page of the Treaty First page of the Treaty
Ref: P-002028 /01-32
Date: 02/10/1997
 View of the signing table View of the signing table
Ref: P-002028 /02-01
Date: 02/10/1997
 View of the ceremony View of the ceremony
Ref: P-002028 /02-11
Date: 02/10/1997
 Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourgish Prime Minister; Minister of State; Minister for Finance; Minister for Labour and Employment and President in office of the Council, at the podium Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourgish Prime Minister; Minister of State; Minister...
Ref: P-002028 /02-26
Date: 02/10/1997
 Jacques Santer, President of the EC, on the left, and José María Gil-Robles, President of the EC Jacques Santer, President of the EC, on the left, and José María Gil-Robles,...
Ref: P-002028 /02-29
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the agreement by Lena Hjelm-Wallén, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the agreement by Lena Hjelm-Wallén, Swedish Minister for Foreign...
Ref: P-002028 /03-12A
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Robin Cook, British Secretary for Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth Signing of the Treaty by Robin Cook, British Secretary for Foreign Affairs and...
Ref: P-002028 /03-16A
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the agreement by Jaime Gama, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the agreement by Jaime Gama, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ref: P-002028 /03-4A
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the agreement by Tarja Halonen, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the agreement by Tarja Halonen, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ref: P-002028 /03-6A
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Erik Derycke, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Erik Derycke, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ref: P-002028 /04-23
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Niels Helveg Petersen, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Niels Helveg Petersen, Danish Minister for Foreign...
Ref: P-002028 /04-30
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Klaus Kinkel, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Klaus Kinkel, German Federal Minister for Foreign...
Ref: P-002028 /04-32
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Theodoros Pangalos, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Theodoros Pangalos, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ref: P-002028 /05-1
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Abel Matutes, Spoanish Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Abel Matutes, Spoanish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ref: P-002028 /05-10
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Hubert Védrine, French Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Hubert Védrine, French Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ref: P-002028 /05-14
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Ray Burke, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Ray Burke, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ref: P-002028 /05-16
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Lamberto Dini, italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Lamberto Dini, italian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ref: P-002028 /05-21
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Jacques Poos, Luxembourgish Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Jacques Poos, Luxembourgish Minister for Foreign...
Ref: P-002028 /05-25
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Hans Van Mierlo, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Hans Van Mierlo, Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ref: P-002028 /05-29
Date: 02/10/1997
 Signing of the Treaty by Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Signing of the Treaty by Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian Federal Minister for...
Ref: P-002028 /05-36
Date: 02/10/1997



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