acquis communautaire

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acquis communautaire

(literally ‘community achievement’) the accumulated legal regime of the European Union. Applicants for admission to the European Union must accept the achievements to date. It includes: the content, principles and political objectives of the treaties; the legislation adopted in application of the treaties and the case law of the Court of Justice; the declarations and resolutions adopted by the Union; measures relating to the common foreign and security policy; measures relating to justice and home affairs; international agreements concluded by the Union and those concluded by the Member States between themselves in the field of the Union's activities. Derogations are exceptional and limited in scope. See also ACCESSION AGREEMENTS.
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In fact, of the entire aquis communautaire passed up to 2002, 90% has already been translated and sent to the EU's Office for Official Publications which is responsible for publishing the EU Official Journal.
Hungary, the Czech Republic and Lithuania are congratulated for their advanced policies on equal opportunities, whereas Poland and Turkey are behind in adoption the equality aquis communautaire.
The second Opinion presented by the rapporteur Mrs Renate Hornung-Draus calls on Member States to remove obstacles to mobility which persist in the field of training despite the aquis communautaire.
Moreover, Cyprus and Malta are being asked to apply the aquis communautaire in the shipping field before they join the EU.