Article 299(2): The Outermost Regions

  • Fiona Murray


This chapter provides an introduction to the second paragraph of Article 299 TEC, dealing with the Outermost Regions, just before entry into force of the corresponding Lisbon Treaty provision. The key developments since 1957 relevant to this paragraph are examined, including Member State accessions, relevant legislation and case law of the European courts, main Treaty amendments including key amendments introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. An overview of the Outermost Regions is provided including their constitutional relationships with their mother countries and the legal framework governing relations between these territories and the EU.


Canary Island Maastricht Treaty Cohesion Policy Lisbon Treaty Council Decision 
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© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BrusselsBelgium

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