The Maastricht Treaty is one of the most important in the founding of the European Union. Existing treaties were expanded, based on three pillars: the European communities, a common foreign and security policy, and cooperation between EU governments in the field of justice and home affairs.
Maastricht Treaty 5 Euro Coin
The Maastricht Treaty 5 Euro Coin was designed by artist Rinus van Hall. Van Hall has a strong eye for detail and underlying emotions. His fascination for modern technology is often reflected in his art. The design of the coin was inspired by the location where it was signed in Maastricht and the three-pillar structure of the treaty.