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Euro-glossary Monday, 30 April, 2001, 11:48 GMT 12:48 UK
IGC
Nice summit
The Nice IGC was gruelling for all concerned
An Intergovernmental Conference or IGC is a long-running conference between the governments of EU member states.

The aim of the IGC is to produce a treaty - for example the Maastricht Treaty or the Amsterdam Treaty.

These are in fact not new pieces of legislation but amendments to the Treaty - the founding Treaty of Rome, signed in 1957.

The most recent IGC resulted in the Nice Treaty. It kicked off at the Lisbon summit in February 2000, and ended in Nice in December.

Another IGC is already planned for 2004 in order to iron out the issues left unresolved by Nice.


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