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European Union (EU)

the economic and political grouping that came into effect in 1993 and resulted from the European Union Treaty, an important treaty signed at Maastricht on 7 February 1992. It amended the EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (EEC) Treaty, indeed, renaming it the European Community. Thus the present legal structure is called the EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES or the European Union.
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The regeneration of the whole surrounding region of Famagusta, including the return of its fenced off area to life, has to be taken into consideration and turned into a win-win solution for both communities and into a win-win perspective for the enlargement of Europe and the restoration of the international rule of law's respect by all parties concerned.
The Council of Europe and the Parliamentary Assembly have survived nonetheless, partly from being useful in specific sectors and partly by taking on new roles, today being the conscience of Europe, through the European Covenant of Human Rights, and being in the vanguard of the enlargement of Europe.
This comprehensive reform of the EU pharmaceutical legislation was proposed in July 2001, and reforms aim to continue to guarantee a high level of health protection for European citizens, to complete the internal market for pharmaceutical products in a context that favours the competitiveness of the European pharmaceutical industry and which meets the challenges of globalisation, and to prepare for the future enlargement of Europe.