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subsidiarity

1. (in the Roman Catholic Church) a principle of social doctrine that all social bodies exist for the sake of the individual so that what individuals are able to do, society should not take over, and what small societies can do, larger societies should not take over
2. (in political systems) the principle of devolving decisions to the lowest practical level
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Additionally, one of the pillars of that doctrine will be the principle of subsidiarity.
The principle of subsidiarity and the division of powers within the European Community.
It also reasserts compliance with the principle of subsidiarity, entrenches the basic statistical principles - professional independence, impartiality, objectivity, reliability, statistical confidentiality and cost - effectiveness - and recognises the European Statistics Code of Practice.
The principle of subsidiarity requires that preferential action be taken first by private organizations and then by public agencies, but only after public agencies have offered assistance and only if private organizations still are not operating effectively.
But he added: "It was only on December 1 last year, with the Act coming into force that national Parliaments were granted the right to give in a reasoned opinion their view that a particular proposal for EU legislation did not comply with the principle of subsidiarity.
The central stake of such an approach is the reconstruction of the relationship between the state and the cults stemming from the mention of article 36 of the Maastricht Treaty (1992), in which the principle of subsidiarity expresses a certain conception regarding the authorityindividual relationship, invoking the superiority of the society over the state.
Unlike other approaches, this article will focus on how the principle of subsidiarity was adopted in Romanian public space and was used as an instrument of decentralisation of the administrative structures and a stimulus for the people to assume more civical responsibilities.
The above facts, with the fundamental Principle of Subsidiarity, prove that St Mary of the Angels RC Church could have survived as a thriving spiritual community and for its original purpose.
MM: How does the principle of subsidiarity relate to the question of equity?
The core constitutional provisions of the Treaty, such as the reference to 'economic activities' within the meaning of Article 2 EC and as interpreted by Walrave and Koch, or the principle of subsidiarity in Article 5 EC, are therefore to be taken functionally from provision to provision.
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