European Union love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An economic and political union established in 1993 after the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty by members of the European Community and since expanded to include numerous Central and Eastern European nations. The establishment of the European Union expanded the political scope of the European Economic Community, especially in the area of foreign and security policy, and provided for the creation of a central European bank and the adoption of a common currency, the euro.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An antifascist resistance group active during Germany’s Nazi era.
  • proper n. A supranational organisation created in the 1950s to bring the nations of Europe into closer economic and political connection. At the beginning of 2007, 27 member nations were Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

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

Etymologies

Formed as European + Union, in the sense of the resistance group, after the German Europäische Union. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In addition to the U.S., the 32-nation Contact Group on Libya includes members of NATO, the European Union and the Arab League.

    U.S., allies formally recognize Libya rebels

  • After years of indecisiveness, neglect, and penny-pinching lack of investment in United Nations operations, there was finally in 2004 a concerted effort by a united Security Council to provide a more robust peacekeeping force; there was a generous and long-term push by the European Union to fund the enormous UN-led electoral process; and there was more money for our efforts to provide coordinated relief in all parts of the country.

    A Billion Lives

  • The country was then forced to turn to the European Union and International Monetary Fund for a $110 billion bailout, a move Mr. Socrates was trying to avoid.

    Opposition Unseats Socialists in Portugal

  • If the vast majority of would-be immigrants from Muslim countries are denied access to the United States, if the European Union demonstrates to the Muslim world that Europe is a Christians-only club, demand in the Muslim world for terrorism and Islamist authoritarianism will surely grow.

    The J Curve

  • The choice is not really one at all - the European Union must continue down that path of accessibility and accountablity or else know that resisting that course will only lose it public esteem and support.

    Speech by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs - 1999 Schuman Day Lecture

  • May 10 (Bloomberg) -- The euro strengthened after European Union finance ministers pledged to stop a sovereign debt crisis from shattering confidence in the currency and held an emergency summit to hammer out a lending mechanism for deficit-stricken nations.

    Bloomberg

  • A man who has not merely survived Horthy, Hitler, Eichmann for “Flower” is Jewish, but Stalin, Rakosi, Kadar, and now the New Hungary, a member of the European Union and NATO.

    Enemies of the People

  • BRUSSELS - European Union finance ministers are considering a euro500 billion ($645 billion) defense package for the embattled euro, hoping it will suffice to keep markets from targeting the eurozone's weaker members, EU sources said.

    Fore, right!

  • I am also pleased to hear reports that the Dutch Prime Minister, Mr Wim Kok, has said that the issue of French nuclear testing should be discussed at the European Union Summit meeting to be held in Cannes over the next two days.

    Australian DFAT - Senator Evans Media Release - EUROPEAN REACTIONS TO FRENCH DECISION TO RESUME TESTING

  • LISBON—Portugal on Sunday voted decisively to end six years of leftist rule, electing the country's main conservative party and boosting prospects for austerity measures tied to a €78 billion $114 billion aid package from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

    Portugal Decisively Ends Leftist Rule

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