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(Jul 02, 2008) Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed a new Benelux Treaty on June 17, 2008, in The Hague. The new treaty revises the present treaty, signed in 1958, which will come to an end on October 31, 2010. Article 2 of the new treaty provides its main objectives: to protect the Benelux countries' pioneering role in the European Union and extend cross-border cooperation in the areas of the internal market and economic union, sustainable development, and justice and home affairs. (Nouveau Traité Benelux – 17/06/2008, Benelux Secretariat-General Web site, June 17, 2008, available at http://www.benelux.be/Fr/act/act_nieuwVerdrag.asp.)

Author: Nicole Atwill More by this author
Topic: International affairs More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Belgium More about this jurisdiction
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Last updated: 07/02/2008