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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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It is more important than ever for transition discussions between the UK and the EU 27 to commence as soon as possible.
Total car sales in EU 27 plus EFTA countries reached nearly 1.
In other words, the review and grant of the future EU patent would use one of the three official languages of the European Patent Office (EPO), which is composed of 38 countries (the EU 27 plus 11 other European countries): English, French or German.
The fall in pear volumes is tipped to be even more acute, with WAPA predicting the EU 27 crop will fall 19% to 2.
2 per cent real tax rate was very close to the EU 27 average of 39.
February 16 2010 - Beef production in the EU 27 slid to about 2% below the previous year's level at 8 million tonnes, it has been announced.
1 per cent in the EU 27 in March 2009, compared with the previous month, according to first estimates released on May 19 2009 by Eurostat.
The various competiveness classifications realized in the last 10 years confirm this reality (GCR, -2007; WCY, -2008) and require integrative systemic innovation, adjusted to the various categories of EU 27 member countries.
With a household consumption of at least 450 Billion Euro, the EU 27 is the largest world market for textile and clothing products.
They noted, however, that the EU 27 would start internal preparations for talks on the next phase.
On 22 May in Brussels, at the meeting of the General Affairs Council held in an EU 27 format, Latvia will be represented by Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics.
The Prime Minister said we would not be triggering Article 50 before the end of the year, which would provide time for both the UK and the remaining EU 27 to prepare properly for the negotiations, helping to ensure a smooth and orderly departure of the UK from the EU.