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Signing of the Treaty of Amsterdam

At a ceremony held in the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Member States signed the Treaty of Amsterdam. Coming into force on 1 May 1999, the Treaty of Amsterdam amends the earlier European treaties in order to strengthen citizens' rights, respond more effectively to their aspirations, develop a common foreign and security policy, and improve the working of the European institutions. True, the treaty leaves some business still unfinished, but as a result it has also helped to stimulate debate on the future of the European Union.
Signing of the Treaty of Amsterdam
View of the ceremony
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Signing of the Treaty of Amsterdam
Signature page of the Treaty
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The Treaty of Amsterdam
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First page of the Treaty
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View of the signing table
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Signing of the Treaty of Amsterdam
Wim Kok, Dutch Prime Minister
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Signing of the Treaty of Amsterdam
Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourgish Prime Minister; Minister of State; Minister for ...
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Signing of the Treaty of Amsterdam
Jacques Santer, President of the EC, on the left, and José María Gil-Robles, President of ...
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Signing of the agreement by Jaime Gama, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Signing of the agreement by Tarja Halonen, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Signing of the agreement by Lena Hjelm-Wallén, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Signing of the Treaty by Robin Cook, British Secretary for Foreign Affairs and the ...
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Signing of the Treaty by Erik Derycke, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Signing of the Treaty by Niels Helveg Petersen, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Signing of the Treaty by Klaus Kinkel, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Signing of the Treaty of Amsterdam
Signing of the Treaty by Theodoros Pangalos, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Signing of the Treaty by Abel Matutes, Spoanish Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Signing of the Treaty by Hubert Védrine, French Minister for Foreign Affairs
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