Article 52 TEU [Territorial Scope of the Treaties]

(ex-Article 299.1 EC)
  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
  • Stelio Mangiameli


Although based on a provision from the former EC Treaty, Art. 52 TEU is essentially a new provision introduced to the EU Treaty by the Treaty of Lisbon. Ex-Art. 299.1 EC has been transferred to the TEU while the other provisions of that Article remained in what is now the TFEU, hence the reference to Art. 355 TFEU in Art. 52.2 TEU. Since the former version of the TEU contained no such provision, and ex-Art. 299.1 EC only referred to the EC Treaty (“This Treaty shall apply to […]”.), one had to determine the TEU’s scope by applying the relevant provisions of international law, especially Art. 29 VCLT (→ para 2).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
    • 1
  • Stelio Mangiameli
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty for Economics, Law and Social ScienceUniversity of ErfurtErfurtGermany
  2. 2.National Research Council Institute for Regionalism, Federalism and Self-GovernmentRomeItaly

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