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Of or pertaining to any administrative organ that has authority to govern a political state.

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accession of new member states to the European Union

Government; European Union

Accession of new Member States to the European Union (EU) is governed by Article 49 of the EU Treaty. A state that wishes to become a member of the Union must satisfy two ...

accession partnership

Government; European Union

Accession partnerships are a pre-accession strategy instrument which determines the candidate countries' particular needs on which pre-accession assistance should be targeted and ...

Article 71 Committee

Government; European Union

The Standing Committee provided for by Article 71 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) is a Council working group in which the other Union bodies and ...


Government; European Union

The EU audiovisual policy must respect various — sometimes contradictory — interests and priorities, such as competition rules (especially regarding State aid), the principles of ...

accession criteria

Government; European Union

Any country seeking membership of the European Union (EU) must conform to the conditions set out by Article 49 and the principles laid down in Article 6(1) of the Treaty on ...

constructive abstention

Government; European Union

Constructive abstention is the idea of allowing a Member State to abstain on a vote in Council under the common foreign and security policy (CFSP), without blocking a unanimous ...

animal welfare

Government; European Union

The question of animal welfare was first addressed in legislation in 1974. The requirements in this area were acknowledged specifically in an additional protocol attached to the ...