"With these actions the government flouts the European acquis communitaire
and should be prepared to face the consequences," Akel stated in June last year.
(91) To be sure, what counts as a 'new right' or as a 'reaffirmation of an old right' depends on the interpretation of the acquis communitaire
of fundamental rights as general principles of Community/ Union law, which is in many respects unclear and controversial.
So intense were these exchanges that for the first time the Turkish Minister of European Integration started convening consultation talks with counterparts from Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and even Croatia which was almost a member, on pre-accession talks and exchange of know how in the field of acqui communitaire
, at least referring to the Turkish experience on the chapters that Turkey was already negotiating.
(21) In these meetings the foreign ministers of both countries also agreed on the creation of Joint Task Force -a special committee- of Greek and Turkish officials that was going to help and advice Turkey, based on the Greek experience, on the adoption of the aquis communitaire
. (22) The Greek-Turkish co-operation was also expanded in agriculture, energy and fight against natural disasters.
Propsition d'elements a integrer au Plan d'action gouvernmental en matere d'action communitaire
et d'action benevole 2008-2013.
Though complaints about the "bloated" acquis communitaire
(the body of EU law) are often unfounded, the EU legislative process is not without its shortcomings, as recent attempts at enhancing harmonization have clearly demonstrated.
The pre-accession processes of Romania and other Central and Eastern countries and the transfer of the aquis communitaire
, have had as main objective the achievement of an enabling business environment.