European Economic Community

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European Economic Community (EEC)

the third of the three foundation organizations of what is now the EUROPEAN UNION. Constituted by one of the Rome Treaties of March 1957, this community drove progress towards European integration. Its ‘common market’ was the source of attraction to Europe for the UK.
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94 of 29 January 2001, for approval of accounting regulations harmonized with Directive IV of the European Economic Community and the International Accounting Standards, published in the "Official Gazette" of Romania no.
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However, the last time something like this happened was when Greenland pulled out of the European Economic Community in 1985.
Turkey, associate member of the European Economic Community since 1959, applied for full membership to the EEC in 1987 and was recognized as an EU candidate in 1999, undergoing many reforms along the way.
Releasing a message on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of Turkey's membership application to the European Economic Community (EEC), Turkish EU Minister & Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis said Turkey's EU story had commenced in 1959 with its application to the EEC.
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Then, in a smaller EU, like-minded countries, notably Germany and France, were able to stitch up many deals to reflect the historic compromise behind the former European Economic Community: Brussels subsidies for French food producers in return for German access to European markets for its industrial goods.
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Six members were founding members of the European Economic Community, which sought to create a "Common Market" in Europe that would allow the free passage of goods, services, capital and labor across national borders of each member with the same ease and consistency as would occur if they carried goods within a single state.
Even before the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates gave way to the era of floating currencies in 1973, the BIS had become an important platform for ever-closer cooperation and integration of monetary policy at the European Economic Community level.
Food & Drug Administration specifications and European Economic Community directives concerning the use of plastics in direct food contact.

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