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 United States industry has been pursuing an end to obstacles to market access in the European Community for over 30 years.
To our knowledge, we are the first distributor in our industry to be certified by a registrar directly linked to the European Community.
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With the recent accession of Poland and other markets to the European Community and the emerging markets of the Former Soviet Union, now is the ideal time to capitalise on these opportunities.
With the Baldrige and ISO processes providing the foundation for our quality program, we have reduced the need for vendor surveys and have made it easier for us and our customers to do business in the European Community.
will offer fund managers and promoters administrative and ancillary services relating to the issue, redemption and conversion of units in collective investment schemes in accordance with the UCITS directives adopted by the member states of the European Community.
This, in conjunction with our new presence in the European community, provides the region with an effective tool for increasing the quality and number of healthy organs for transplantation," said Organ Recovery Systems CEO David Kravitz.
It includes the Treaty Establishing the European Community and the Treaty on European Union as well as attached protocols and related legislation.
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