The full text of the Maastricht Treaty is shown on the following pages.
The Treaty was not a complete Treaty in its own right but consisted of a series of amendments to the existing Treaties, which were principally the Treaty of Rome and the Single European Act. As a result, the changes introduced by Maastricht can only really be made sense of by consolidating the text into the existing Treaties.
The consolidation was performed by the BMDF and published in our book on the Maastricht Treaty, The Maastricht Treaty in Perspective. This book is now out of print and the analysis and consolidation incorporateded into our book on the Treaty of Amsterdam, 'The Treaty of Amsterdam in Perspective'.
The Treaty is extremely important in the development of the European Union, since it introduced, among other issues, the concept of the European Union, through the Treaty on European Union, and the terms and conditions for the introduction of the Single Currency.