European Community


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European Community

Abbr. EC
An economic and political organization formed from the consolidation in 1967 of three western European treaty organizations: the European Economic Community, the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community. In 1993 the European Community was integrated into the new European Union.

European Community

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European Communities

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an economic and political association of European States that came into being in 1967, when the legislative and executive bodies of the European Economic Community merged with those of the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Atomic Energy Community: subsumed into the European Union in 1993. Abbreviation: EC
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Noun1.European Community - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its membersEuropean Community - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
Danmark, Denmark, Kingdom of Denmark - a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
Kingdom of Sweden, Sverige, Sweden - a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Finland, Republic of Finland, Suomi - republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Austria, Oesterreich, Republic of Austria - a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxemburg - a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
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The Institutions and Dynamics of the European Community, 1973-83
Deposits and Guarantees required: As security for the fulfillment of the contract a guarantee from an approved financial institution in the European Community or Kredeitversicherers in the amount of 5% of the gross order value is required.
In her famous speech to the College of Europe in Bruges in 1988 she said "Britain does not dream of some cosy, isolated existence on the fringes of the European Community.
We have a market, many thousands of jobs are dependent upon membership of the European community, and I'm afraid that people who are against the European Union are, in the main, in the over-50 bracket.
The Council had signed the protocol on behalf of the European Community on 4 December 2008 (Decision 2009/89).
Summary: Brussels - Morocco called the European Community (EC) to show responsibility and good judgment a vis-Ea-vis the campaign of "disinformation and denigration" led by members of an informal intergroup formed within the European Parliament.
The Court ruled that Austria and Sweden had breached obligations under article 307 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community ('EC Treaty') (1) by maintaining, with third countries, BITs that could interfere with the EU's powers to restrict capital movements.
It includes the Treaty Establishing the European Community and the Treaty on European Union as well as attached protocols and related legislation.
During this time, Eichengreen writes, the European community had to "catch up with the United States.
For example, the European Community directives for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) state in Directive 2002/95/EC that the use of lead and certain other substances must be regulated by July 1, 2006.
Monnet, a French socialist economist and the architect of the European Community, is often called "the Father of Europe.

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