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  • proper noun dated A European trade group and former name of the European Economic Community (now under the European Union).

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  • noun an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members

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Examples

  • For those Members who may not remember when Britain joined what was then called the Common Market, on 1 January 1973 Parliament handed competence of Britain's living marine resource over to what has subsequently become the European Union, that competence to be shared equally between member states without discrimination.

    The great fishing debate

  • For those Members who may not remember when Britain joined what was then called the Common Market, on 1 January 1973 Parliament handed competence of Britain's living marine resource over to what has subsequently become the European Union, that competence to be shared equally between member states without discrimination.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • With the precedent of a supranational organization firmly set by the European Coal and Steel Community, Western Europe moved forward again in 1957 with the launch of the European Economic Community--the Common Market, as it came to be called.

    The Miraculous Dawn Of The European Union, 60 Years Ago

  • With the precedent of a supranational organization firmly set by the European Coal and Steel Community, Western Europe moved forward again in 1957 with the launch of the European Economic Community--the Common Market, as it came to be called.

    The Miraculous Dawn Of The European Union, 60 Years Ago Today

  • Although Ted Heath did succeed in taking Britain into Europe, the voters were told that Britain would merely be joining a Common Market and that there would only be a marginal loss of sovereignty.

    An Almost-Great Prime Minister

  • When the Common Market was first launched with France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in the mid-1950s, diplomats made the error of trying to use it as a back door to political union under the banner of economic integration.

    Rebooting the Euro and the EU

  • VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974, as part of the price the UK paid for joining the Common Market.

    VAT: A brief history of taxation

  • And Britain went into economic decline relative to countries like Germany and France leaving Britain little real choice but to try to join the Common Market.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • I think the kinds of strings that one would want to attach to a bailout are more like the budget rules than like the Common Market rules.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Threat of Greek Sovereign Bankruptcy and Possible Consequences for the Eurozone

  • At school in Glasgow I never did O Grade history, because, in the first two years, we learnt about the Tobacco Lords and Hutchieson's Hospital - important, but we wanted to know the background of things like the then Common Market and why America and Russia hated each other so much.

    The past is a foreign country

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