Declaration on democracy at the Copenhagen European Council (7 and 8 April 1978)

On 8 April 1978, the European Council meeting in Copenhagen declares that respect for and maintenance of representative democracy and human rights in each Member State are essential elements of membership of the European Communities.

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Source: Bulletin der Europäischen Gemeinschaften. März 1978, n° 3. Luxemburg: Amt für amtliche Veröffentlichungen der Europäischen Gemeinschaften. "Erklärung zur Demokratie ", p. 5-6.

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