European Union Act 2009

Amendment of section 1 of Act of 1972.

2.— Section 1 of the Act of 1972 is amended, in subsection (1), by the insertion of the following definitions:

“ ‘ European Union ’ means the European Union, established by virtue of the Lisbon Treaty, and the European Atomic Energy Community;

‘ Lisbon Treaty ’ means the Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, signed at Lisbon on the 13th day of December 2007;

‘ treaties governing the European Union ’ means—

(a) the Treaty on European Union,

(b) the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

(c) the Lisbon Treaty, and

(d) the treaties governing the European Communities,

but shall not include the provisions to which the first paragraph of Article 275 of the treaty referred to in paragraph (b) applies;”.