Communication from the Commission on Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union (15 October 2003)

Compliance with the common principles set out in Article 6(1) of the Treaty on European Union constitutes a condition for any State wishing to accede to the European Union. In this communication, dated 15 October 2003, the European Commission reviews the implementing procedures laid down in Article 7 with a view to ensuring compliance with those principles, as well as the tangible means of action available to the Union’s institutions.

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Source: Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union. Respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is based.. [ON-LINE]. [Brussels]: Commission of the European Communities, [28.10.2003]. COM(2003) 606 final. Available on

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