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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU)

Eduard Somers

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2024


Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union (‘BLEU’) was established by the Convention establishing an Economic Union between Belgium and Luxembourg signed in Brussels on 25 July 1921 (‘1921 Convention’). Taking into account the economic situation following World War I and Luxembourg being a very small country, it had a vital interest in integrating itself into a larger economic unit (Regional Co-operation; Regional Co-operation and Organization: European States). To this end Luxembourg strengthened its ties with Germany to which it had been economically attached...
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