Category:Special territories of the European Union

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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 outermost regions are 9 regions (5 in France, 2 in Portugal, 2 in Spain) where EC law applies, but where it is possible to derogate to common EC legislation to take account of their remoteness. [1]

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) [2], not the Regional policy.

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This category has the following 14 subcategories, out of 14 total.



  • Åland(13 C, 2 P, 49 F)



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