Definitions

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  • n. The total body of EU law.

Etymologies

From French acquis ("asset"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The European Commission has adopted a Communication setting out an ambitious and detailed Framework for Action to simplify, streamline and improve access to the body of EU law, known as the acquis communautaire.

    Number of EU Regulations

  • The EU's legislation, known as acquis xommunautaire, which Ankara has to negotiate and adopt before it can become a member, is over 120,000 pages.

    Assyrian International News Agency

  • Schengen agreements (1985 and 1990) on the free movement of persons and the harmonization of border controls in Europe; the Schengen agreements ( "acquis") became incorporated into EU law with the implementation of the 1997 Treaty of Amsterdam on 1 May 1999; member states are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Europe; the Schengen agreements ( "acquis") became incorporated into

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • In 2005, the Commission will set out in detail those other conditions for entry particularly those that concern economic reform and the implementation of the EU’s rule book, known as the acquis communautaire.

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • If Turkish leaders thought the mere idea of joining the EU was “silly”, why did they make so many concessions in their national laws to the acquis communautaire?

    Matthew Yglesias » A Special Relationship

  • “If Turkish leaders thought the mere idea of joining the EU was “silly”, why did they make so many concessions in their national laws to the acquis communautaire?”

    Matthew Yglesias » A Special Relationship

  • The entire principle of the acquis communautaire —law that all EU member states must share—is the root of Europe's current problems.

    The Fiscal Union Delusion

  • All the evidence points to the fact that no matter how accurate the sceptical voices of the last 40 years have been, their talk of vetoes, pillars and the acquis communautaire simply does not have strong enough traction with the general public.

    A new approach to Euroscepticism

  • For the same reason they want rid of the Jews,. the Islamic equivalent of 'acquis communitaire'.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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