Category:Overseas countries and territories of the European Union
Two parts of the treaty of the European Community deal with special relationships: Article 299 which sets out the territories to which the treaty applies, supplemented by the accession treaties; and Articles 182-188 and Annex II on association with the non-European countries and territories which have special relations with the member states.
The overseas countries and territories (OCTs) are 26 countries or territories outside mainland Europe — essentially small islands – constitutionally tied with one of the following Member States: Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. (official list) that have a special relationship with one of the Member States of the European Community: 12 with the UK, 7 with France, 6 with the Netherlands, 1 with Denmark. Together with other countries they benefit from the European Development Fund (EDF) , not the En:Regional policy.
- Bermuda has this status but still never applied to benefit from it.
- Mayotte should switch its existing status in January 2014, after a transition period from an OCT to an outermost region.
This category has the following 22 subcategories, out of 22 total.
Pages in category "Overseas countries and territories of the European Union"
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