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 25 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 (including the 6 territories of the British Caribbean, and 3 non-permanently inhabited territories), 6 with France, 6 with the Netherlands (all territories of the Dutch Caribbean), 1 with Denmark (Greenland). Together with other countries they benefit from the European Development Fund (EDF) , not the regional policy.
- Bermuda has this OCT status but still never applied to benefit from it.
- Mayotte had this OCT status but is now an outermost region (OMR) within the European Union.
- Saint-Barthélemy was temporarily an OMR, after it was split from Guadeloupe, but now has this OCT status.
- Saint-Martin (French part) remains an OMR within the European Union.
This category has the following 13 subcategories, out of 13 total.
- ► Akrotiri and Dhekelia (13 C, 1 P, 3 F)
- ► British Antarctic Territory (12 C, 1 P, 1 F)
- ► British Indian Ocean Territory (5 C, 2 P, 5 F)
- ► Falkland Islands (31 C, 2 P, 11 F)
- ► French Southern and Antarctic Lands (9 C, 2 P)
- ► Greenland (34 C, 1 P, 360 F)
- ► Pitcairn Islands (8 C, 1 P, 14 F)
- ► Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (14 C, 1 P, 22 F)
- ► Saint-Barthélemy (11 C, 2 F)
- ► South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (10 C, 2 P, 1 F)