The Maastricht Treaty 20 years on
In his keynote speech ahead of the conference organised on 7 February 2012 in Brussels by Notre Europe and the EPC, Jacques Delors, our founding President, brings an essential testimony on the drafting of this memorable treaty. He distinguishes 4 sets of key elements, which can all the more be recalled at the time when the governance of the EMU gives rise to a new treaty:
1. The historical context;
2. The most significant events in the drafting of the treaty;
3. The Maastricht treaty, a frame for the Economic and Monetary Union;
4. The Maastricht treaty's other achievements.