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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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Our discussions with the EU ambassador came at the heels of the newly ratified EU-Philippine Partnership Cooperation Agreement (PCA).
improving knowledge about the EU in their own organisation, or disseminating information about their work in the EU to a greater extent.
Between 2005 and 2013, three more countries [Bulgaria (2007), Romania (2007), and Croatia (2013)] joined the EU to reach its current size of 28 member countries.
Not only in respect to the Eire Referendum on the financial bailout in 2012, but also the referendum conducted within major European states on adoption of the EU Constitution.
Anti-EU state that they 'pay millions into the EU and get little in return', the truth is that the EU costs each UK household on average less that PS1,000 per year, whereas the benefits have been independently estimated at approximately PS3,000 per year to the average family.
2) Anti-EU - "We have to do whatever the EU courts tell us as they set our laws.
7% of the EU population with these broken down into 42% from other EU countries and 58% from outside the EU.
Our exclusive poll, carried out by Cardiff-based Beaufort Research, shows that 37% of people in Wales would vote in a referendum for the UK to quit the EU while just 29% would vote to stay in.
In November, when the survey was conducted, Cypriots felt less Europeans than six months ago during the previous Eurobarometer, despite the fact that the survey took place during the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Kochenov says that the EU is involved in a fundamental reinterpretation (5) of the border between the scopes of the EU and Member State law.
Bulgaria insists on both an expansion of the EU Cohesion Policy funds, and on the keeping of a strict fiscal discipline in the EU, Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has told an EU "Friends of Cohesion" meeting.
26, 2012 (CENS) -- The free trade agreement (FTA) inked between EU and South Korea has impacted Taiwan's exports to the EU, according to a report recently released by European Chamber of Commerce Taipei (ECCT), which urges Taiwan to ink FTA with EU to strengthen its hold in that market.

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