This site has been blocked by the network administrator. The states party to the Modified Treaty of Brussels consequently decided to terminate that treaty on 31 March 2010, with all the remaining WEU’s activities to be ceased within 15 months. On 30 June 2011, the WEU western union transfer form pdf officially declared defunct.
Reconstruction of the organisation’s rarely used 1949 flag. The 9-star layout that was designed in 1993. It was a mutual intergovernmental self-defence treaty which also promoted economic, cultural and social collaboration. On this occasion it was renamed the Western European Union. To promote the unity and encourage the progressive integration of Europe. The Brussels Pact had cultural and social clauses, concepts for the setting up of a ‘Consultative Council’.
The basis for this was that a cooperation between Western nations would help stop the spread of Communism. However the defence commitment, of Article 4 of the Brussels Treaty, has not been subsumed. Treaty of the European Union, as amended by the Treaty of Lisbon, could be viewed as incorporating that defence commitment into the EU framework. EU, was also appointed Secretary-General of the WEU.
With the transfer of responsibilities, the WEU’s Parliamentary assembly was urged to dissolve itself, as it had a mandate to supervise WEU politics, not the EU’s CSDP politics. But the Assembly saw itself as playing an important role, particularly with greater right of scrutiny, membership, experience and expertise in defence policy. Hence it argued it could effectively scrutinise the CSDP, help improve EU-NATO relations and be more suited, being composed of national parliamentarians, to the intergovernmental style of the CSDP. There was much discussion about what to do with the WEU following the introduction of Lisbon, including plans to scrap it.