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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 was such robust solidarity in the face of a common threat that helped impel European unity many decades ago.
Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive in Berlin on Monday EU Council President Donald Tusk, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to Berlin for talks on how to secure European unity after Britain referendum vote to quit the 28-member bloc.
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel described the decision to leave the bloc as a "watershed for Europe and the European unity process.
The United States encouraged European unity, both as a counterweight to the Soviet Union and as a trading partner.
A path started by Sir Winston Churchill who provided UK leadership in working for European unity after the Second World War.
Fraying European unity over the sanctions underscores the importance of the economic relationship between Russia and the bloc.
Speaking in the German city of Hanover ahead of a summit with Mr Cameron and other EU leaders, the American leader acknowledged that European unity involved "frustrating compromise", but hailed the multinational union as "one of the greatest political and economic achievements of modern times".
Which supporter of European unity said this of Boris Johnson's decision to campaign for Britain to leave the European Union?
Certainly, this is a setback for the European unity and the aspirations of several European countries to shed historical animosity between by removing cross-border restrictions.
Its thirty-three chapters explore the ways in which various political parties, civic groups, and other entities disseminated information on and ideas about the European unity movement from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Terrorist attacks on eight sites in the heart of Paris, killing at least 127 and wounding many, will test European unity.
A symbolic approach of the European Unity takes us to the myth of the nation.

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