Definitions for "Subsidiarity"
The principle (incorporated in the EC Treaty) that the EC should take action only in so far as objectives cannot be sufficiently achieved by Member States and can be better achieved by the EC. See paragraphs 103-15 and 131-5.
Decision-making devolved to the lowest possible level.
A key principle of EU law, whereby the European Community shall only take action if its objective cannot be better achieved at a more local level.
Keywords:  secondary, importance
secondary importance