Treaty between the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, Ireland, the Italian Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands,


Published: 2003-09-23

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HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANS,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC,
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF DENMARK,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC,
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF SPAIN,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC,
THE PRESIDENT OF IRELAND,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA,
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE GRAND DUKE OF LUXEMBOURG,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY,
THE PRESIDENT OF MALTA,
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS,
THE FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC,
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FINLAND,
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN,
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND,
UNITED in their desire to pursue the attainment of the objectives of the Treaties on which the European Union is founded,
DETERMINED in the spirit of those Treaties to continue the process of creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe on the foundations already laid,
CONSIDERING that Article 49 of the Treaty on European Union affords European States the opportunity of becoming members of the Union,
CONSIDERING that the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic have applied to become members of the Union,
CONSIDERING that the Council of the European Union, after having obtained the opinion of the Commission and the assent of the European Parliament, has declared itself in favour of the admission of these States,
HAVE DECIDED to establish by common agreement the conditions of admission and the adjustments to be made to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded, and to this end have designated as their Plenipotentiaries:
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANS,
Guy Verhofstadt
Prime Minister
Louis Michel
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC,
Václav Klaus
President
Vladimír Špidla
Prime Minister
Cyril Svoboda
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs
Pavel Telička
Head of the delegation of the Czech Republic for the negociations on the accession to the European Union and Ambassador and Head of the Mission of the Czech Republic to the European Communities
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF DENMARK,
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Prime Minister
Dr. Per Stig Møller
Minister for Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY,
Gerhard Schröder
Federal Chancellor
Joseph Fischer
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Federal Chancellor
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA,
Arnold Rüütel
President
Kristiina Ojuland
Minister for Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC,
Konstantinos Simitis
Prime Minister
Giorgos Papandreou
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Tassos Giannitsis
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF SPAIN,
José Maria Aznar López
President of the Government
Ana Palacio Vallelersundi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC,
Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Prime Minister
Dominique Galouzeau De Villepin
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Noëlle Lenoir
Minister attached to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, with responsibility for European Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF IRELAND,
Bertie Ahern
Taoiseach
Brian Cowen
Minister for Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC,
Silvio Berlusconi
Prime Minister
Franco Frattini
Minister for Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS,
Tassos Papadopoulos
President
George Iacovou
Minister for Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA,
Vaira Vīķe -Freiberga
President
Einars Repše
Prime Minister
Sandra Kalniete
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Andris Ķesteris
Chief Negotiator for the Accession of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union, Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA,
Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas
Prime Minister
Antanas Valionis
Minister for Foreign Affairs
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE GRAND DUKE OF LUXEMBOURG,
Jean-Claude Juncker
Prime Minister, Ministre d'Etat
Lydie Polfer
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY,
Dr. Péter Medgyessy
Prime Minister
László Kovács
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Dr. Endre Juhász
Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the European Union, Chief Negotiator for the Accession of the Republic of Hungary to the European Union
THE PRESIDENT OF MALTA,
The Hon Edward Fenech Adami
Prime Minister
The Hon Joe Borg
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Richard Cachia Caruana
Head of the Delegation entrusted with the negotiations
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS,
Jan Pieter Balkenende
Prime Minister
Jakob Gijsbert de Hoop Scheffer
Minister for Foreign Affairs
THE FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA,
Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel
Federal Chancellor
Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND,
Leszek Miller
Prime Minister
Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Dr. Danuta Hübner
Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC,
José Manuel Durão Barroso
Prime Minister
António Martins da Cruz
Minister for Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA,
Dr. Janez Drnovšek
President
Anton Rop
Prime Minister
Dr. Dimitrij Rupel
Minister of Foreign Affairs
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC,
Rudolf Schuster
President
Mikuláš Dzurinda
Prime Minister
Eduard Kukan
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ján Figeľ
Chief Negotiator for the Accession of the Slovak Republic to the European Union
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FINLAND,
Paavo Lipponen
Prime Minister
Jari Vilén
Minister of Foreign Trade
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN,
Göran Persson
Prime Minister
Anna Lindh
Minister for Foreign Affairs
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND,
The Rt. Hon Tony Blair
Prime Minister
The Rt. Hon Jack Straw
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
WHO, having exchanged their full powers found in good and due form,
HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
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