Commission Opinion on the application for accession to the European Communities by the Hellenic Republic (23 May 1979)

In its Opinion of 23 May 1979 on the application submitted by Greece for accession to the European Communities, the Commission recalls that the principles of pluralist democracy and respect for human rights form part of the common heritage of the peoples of the States which constitute the European Communities and are therefore essential elements for membership of the said Communities.

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Source: Documents concerning the accessions to the European Communities of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Spain and the Portuguese Republic. Volume II. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1987. 693 p. ISBN 92-77-19294-1.

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