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President of EU offers prize for definition of term “subsidiarity”

October 7th, 1993
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Myth: Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission, has offered a 200,000 ECU prize to anyone who best define the term subsidiarity one one side of paper.

Response: The President did indeed make such a suggestion in an address to the European Parliament, but it was said in jest and was designed to illustrate the difficulties encountered by the Commission in coming to a precise definition.

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