At the time of its abolition, the Community pillar covered the following areas:
|Border Control||Trans-European Networks||Economic |
and monetary union
|EU Citizenship||Custom Union and Single Market||Education and Culture||Trade policy|
|Common Agricultural & Fisheries Policy||Research & Competition||Enviromental Law||Asilum & social policy|
|Consumer Protection||Schengen Treaty||Employment||Immigration policy|
The Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Communities grants the European Communities and their institutions certain privileges and immunities such as to allow them to perform their tasks.
The working conditions of staff are governed by the Communities’ staff regulations and not directly by the labour laws of the countries of employment. Their salaries, wages and emoluments are subject to a tax for the benefit of the European Communities and are, in turn, exempt from national taxes.