The Amsterdam Treaty The Amsterdam Treaty entered into force on 1 May 1999 and was followed by the Treaty of Nice on 1 February 2003. Both treaties seek to achieve more effective political cooperation and improvements in the rights of individual EU citizens. The Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe,
Origin of Germany’s civil law is Roman law Legal system The origin of Germany’s civil law is Roman law. Important legis- lation is mainly federal and is usually embodied in general codes. The judicial system is generally three-tiered (federal, regional and local courts), except for tax courts, which are two-tiered.
Germany is a parliamentary democracy with currently 16 federal states(Länder) Political system Under the German constitution, the Federal Republic of Germany is a parliamentary democracy with currently 16 federal states (Länder). The capital of Germany is Berlin. At the federal level, the executive branch consists of the Federal President (Bundes