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Practical arrangements for the operation of the subsidiarity control mechanism under protocol no 2 of the Treaty of Lisbon: letter of President Barroso and Vice-president Wallström of 1 December 2009 [37 KB]
Commission decision to withdraw the Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION on the exercise of the right to take collective action within the context of the freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services - COM(2012) 130.
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the National Parliaments on the review of the proposal for a Council Regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office with regard to the principle of subsidiarity, in accordance with Protocol No 2 [150 KB]