Category:Special territories of the European Union

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Territori speciali degli stati membri dell'Unione Europea (it); Territoires associés à l'Union européenne (fr); Prekomorske zemlje i teritoriji Europske Unije (hr); 欧洲联盟特别领域 (zh-hans); Territoris especials de la Unió Europea (ca); Territorios especiales de la Xunión Europea (ast); Особые территории государств-членов Европейского союза (ru); Különleges tagállami területek, külbirtokok és kapcsolatuk az EU-val (hu); Gebiet der Europäischen Union (de); Territórios especiais da União Europeia (pt); Специјалне територије Европске уније (sr); Специјалне територије Европске уније (sr-ec); Специални територии на Европейския съюз (bg); Europos Sąjungos specialiosios teritorijos (lt); Regiunile ultraperiferice ale Uniunii Europene (ro); 欧州連合加盟国の特別領域 (ja); Territorios especiales de la Unión Europea (es); 歐洲聯盟特別領域 (zh-hk); territorier associerade med Europeiska unionen (sv); Terytoria specjalne państw członkowskich Unii Europejskiej (pl); Спеціальні території держав-членів Європейського Союзу (uk); Lãnh thổ đặc biệt của Liên minh châu Âu (vi); 歐洲聯盟特別領域 (zh-hant); 歐洲聯盟特別領域 (zh); חברות מיוחדות באיחוד האירופי (he); 유럽 연합 회원국의 특수 지역 (ko); Special member state territories and the European Union (en); أقاليم ذات عضوية خاصة في الاتحاد الأوروبي (ar); Teritori e comunità da mar (vec); Specijalne teritorije Evropske unije (sr-el) Territori speciali dell'Unione Europea (it) Territorios especiales de la Union Europea (es); Territoires associés de l'Union européenne, Relations entre l'Union européenne et les territoires spéciaux de ses États membres (fr); områden med särskild status hörande till EU:s medlemsstater, områden associerade med Europeiska unionen, områden med särskild status hörande till EU:s medlemstater, territorier associerade med EU (sv); GÄR, Gemeinschaftsgebiet, ÜLG (de); Các lãnh thổ đặc biệt của quốc gia thành viên và Liên minh châu Âu (vi); Regioni ultraperiferiche (it); Regiuni ultraperiferice ale U.E. (ro); Prekomorske zemlje i teritoriji, Pays et Territoires d'outre-mer (hr); Специјалне територије Европске Уније (sr)

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 (6 in France, 2 in Portugal, 1 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 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, 6 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.

Several other dependencies of countries that are members of the European Union do not fall in the two previous categories, either because because they are located in Europe but most EC law applies to them (indirectly via the member country law and its national constitution) but with some restrictions listed in ratification instruments of the European treaties, or because there's an exclusion and EC law (except the European citizenship for European elections) does not apply directly to them (Greenland, Akrotiri and Dhekelia).

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