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    auxiliary

    Are both of these sentences correct?

    Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty would enable the EU to take action in the field of sport in an auxiliary role to the Member States.

    Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty would enable the EU to take action in the field of sport in a role auxiliary to the Member States.

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    Re: auxiliary

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Are both of these sentences correct?

    Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty would enable the EU to take action in the field of sport in an auxiliary role to the Member States.

    Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty would enable the EU to take action in the field of sport in a role auxiliary to the Member States.

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    I'd write "... in a role auxiliary to that of the individual Member States", on the grounds that the EU is the Member States.
    The idea is that the Member States as a whole cannot be in conflict with the EU, but individual member states can be.

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    Re: auxiliary

    Actually, the EU is not the Member States on a legal level - it has a separate legal personality.

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Last edited by Allen165; 08-Sep-2009 at 18:54.

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