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opt-out

(ŏpt′owt′) [L. optare, to wish for]
To choose not to participate in a program or not to receive information about a particular product or service. In health care, to decline to participate in a recommended program, e.g., in health screening, vaccination, or research.
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Commission spokesman Enrico Brivio on Sunday confirmed in an emailed statement the Commission had received 19 opt-out requests following the expiry of a deadline on Saturday.
However, a series of legal experts have warned that Scotland would have to reapply and would have to negotiate its own opt-outs from Schengen and the euro.
Speaking in Brussels Thursday, Thorning-Schmidt, her country's first female PM promised that Denmark will move to a closer EU integration and abolish the 4 opt-outs from common policies the country negotiated in 1993.
The opt-outs can search the Internet for their information, while those of use who read the News will still have information delivered to the area beneath our noses, where we can peruse it at our leisure (or while ensconced on our favorite vitreous china fixture).
As Denmark's foreign minister at the time, I was able to secure some opt-outs from EU directives, and then a second referendum was held.
Jose Manuel Barroso said the opt-outs would remain in place "until Britain changes its mind".
The Government Giveth and the Government Taketh Away: Tax Welfare Churning and the Case for Welfare State Opt-Outs.
We really feel that the wave of potential opt-outs has been averted and we're happy about the state of our Section 8 portfolio.
Successive governments, Labour and Tory, have reflected that ambivalence in doubts, inter-party splits, opt-outs and handbagging rebates.
John Hannah, Usdaw general secretary, said: "The regulations have provided more than enough opportunities, loopholes, opt-outs and exclusions to sustain the long hours culture in the UK.
Opt-outs were more likely in chemicals, construction, engineering, food, drink and tobacco, manufacturing, paper and printing, transport and communications.
Each programme in the series will feature regional opt-outs, which will allow viewers to discover the natural history on their own doorsteps.