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European Economic Community


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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  • It established the Common Market, otherwise known as the European Economic Community—an unprecedented joining of diverse economies, built upon three bonds—the mixed-economy consensus, the drive to solve the German question, and the threat from the Soviet Bloc.


  • The United States are basically a residual supplier to foreign markets, of which the European Economic Community is the most important.

    1. Oil Plants and their Potential Use

  • The Conservatives took the U.K. into what was called the European Economic Community before the succeeding Labour government two years later called a referendum to stay a member. --

  • For the first time since joining the then European Economic Community in 1981, Greece was told last week that its membership of the bloc was at stake if it failed, within weeks, to ratify the rescue plan.

    Greek leaders agree to unity government as future hangs in balance

  • The 1957 Treaty of Rome, which had established the European Economic Community, mandated the gradual abolition of tariffs among its six original signatories: France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg and West Germany.

    Would Kissinger Care?

  • Meanwhile, the European Union, the other main pillar of the Western world, is going through its most serious crisis since it began life as the European Economic Community in 1957.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • Today, the EU accounts for half of the U.K.'s overall trade of goods and services, up from 35% in 1973, when the U.K. joined the EU's predecessor, the European Economic Community, according to U.K. government analysis.

    U.K. Ambivalence Toward EU Grows

  • 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

  • For Nicolas Sarkozy, it must have been like a throwback to the good old days of the 1960s and 70s, when France ruled the roost in the European Economic Community, as it was then.

    Sarkozy Risks German Wrath on ECB

  • An appreciation of this new reality is indicated by the emergence of regional or continental economic organizations such as the European Economic Community, the Association of South East Asian Nations, and so forth.

    A Human Approach to World Peace


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