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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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Nearly ten years before the Treaty of Rome got the European Economic Union under way, the Council of Europe, a body of independent states, ceded some of its sovereignty by framing a European Convention on Human Rights.
Only a few realists turned their attention to forging a European economic union in the face of ever mounting competition especially from the United States but also from Britain and Russia.
Acts of skate aggression being what they aren't, The European Economic Union Commission has labeled skateboards as terrorist weapons.
Joining the WTO and integration into the European Economic Union will be at the top of their priorities.

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