I have just received this condensed information about the EU Treaties from North Cornwall Secretary Miriel Damerell-O'Connor. It's a handy breakdown of the main points covered in each Treaty and the dates they were brought into force. See below:
TREATY OF ROME.
Signed in 1957 by 'the six'.
Heath signed UK into it in 1973
Main points- Fishing and Farming
SINGLE EUROPEAN ACT. FEBRUARY 1986
Closer Union; Qualified Majority Voting; EU Courts and Laws Supreme.
MAASTRICHT TREATY. OCTOBER 1992
Citizenship; Euro Courts; Laws and Regulations; Transport; Armed Forces; Single Currency; Regionalisation. (Goodbye England)
THE CONSOLIDATED TREAT. 1999
Local Aid; Police; Free Speech; Taxes.
TREATY OF NICE. DECEMBER 2000.
Corpus Juris (Guilty until Proven Innocent ) Political Parties National Veto's.
LISBON TREATY EU CONSTITUTION. 2010
Too massive a document to be precise about but does include-:
*MEMBER STATES MUST SUPPORT THE UNION.
*EU ADOPTS A LEGAL PERSONALITY
*** CURRENCY SHALL BE THE EURO ***
*WE ARE ALL 'CITIZENS OF THE UNION'
*FLEXIBILITY CLAUSE (SELF-AMENDING TREATY) = EU CAN CHANGE ANYTHING
*CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS.(REPLACES BRITISH CONSTITUTION)
***THIS TREATY ALSO INCLUDES ARTICLE 50 THAT STATES, "THE EU MUST ENTER INTO A TRADING AGREEMENT WITH ANY NATION WISHING TO LEAVE THE EU.***
(So Britain would not go under with no trade)