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European Community


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  • n. 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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  • On 1 st December, the term European Community will merge into the European Union.


  • Founded to advance the economic integration of its member nations, the EU was formerly known as the European Community and before that the European Economic Community.

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  • In the absence of a specific provision, Article 308 of the Treaty establishing the European Community is the appropriate legal basis not only for civil protection, but also for related measures on prevention, preparedness and consequence management.

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  • If you are German or French or Italian or Dutch or Belgian, the European Community is a symbol of peace and reconciliation after war.

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  • Abadía Retuerta appealed unsuccessfully to the First Board of Appeal which recalled that, in accordance with the case law of the Court of Justice, since the European Community is a party to TRIPs, the court must interpret its trade mark legislation, as far as possible, in the light of the wording and purpose of that agreement.

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  • I didn't realize back then that the EEC as a customs union had already been equipped with constitutional-like institutions and therefore offered the prospect of a real European Community, that is, a political unification of the countries of Western Europe.

  • This outcome is in stark contrast to the WTO's plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), which includes guarantees of national treatment and non-discrimination and to which the European Community is a party.


  • The European Community, which is donating the largest amount of 10 million dollars, now speaks of the second fortnight of September, "he said.

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  • The Association Agreements which we have offered are intermediate steps but there must be the prospect of full—and I mean full, not second-class—membership for all European countries who wish to join us applause and just as the Community reached out in the 1970s to strengthen the new democracy in Greece, in Spain and in Portugal by offering them membership, so in the 1990s we should be ready to open our doors to the countries of Eastern Europe and that means that we for our part must create the sort of Community which you and the others in Eastern and Western Europe truly want to join, a European Community which is fair, which is open, which preserves the diversity and nationhood of each of its members....

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  • The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is a pact among 45 countries and the European Community to ensure the diamond-mining industry isn't funding war.

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