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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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which is a scheme followed by some lawyers, politicians, businessmen and, in general, supporters of the British exit from the European Union from long ago.
Frebort named the development of the Turkmen gas pipeline infrastructure as a factor in the energy security of the European Union among the other industries attractive for European investors.
We all value our NHS and state welfare, workers' rights - the good things about the European Union. But to leave Europe without a deal means that we ideally need approximately 13 million new businesses created by the October deadline, in my opinion, to buffer against a sudden loss of possible business closures.
'This is a very sincere and symbolic gesture to name this square 'European Union Square' - as a sign of gratitude but also strong cooperation between local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union. This is also a sign of solidarity from our side, as our member states are a fine example of how people in this country can cooperate together,' said Ambassador Wigemark.
As part of a larger research project on the role of interest groups in the European policy, Dur, Marshall, and Bernhagen investigate how successful business lobbyists are in the European Union. They set out to assess systematically the extent to which a business bias exists concerning the output of the European Union's legislative process.
Later addressing a joint news conference along with Federica Mogherini, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was confident that the engagement plan, which will be formally signed in Brussels, will lay the foundation for a bright future between Pakistan and the European Union. He said trade between Pakistan and the European Union have doubled after grant of GSP Plus status to Pakistan in 2013.
During the meeting, they discussed "the relations between Iraq and the European Union and ways to strengthen them through the Association and Cooperation Agreement, which came into force this year and include security, economic, humanitarian and social fields."
The European Union said it fully respected the government's right to maintain an INGO registration policy but showed reservations on implementation method and its implications.
From the time the negotiations began Nichola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party has been batting for the European Union, Vince Cable's Liberal Democrats have been batting for the European Union, Jeremy Corbyn's London minorities groups, generally known as MOMENTUM, have been batting for the European Union and Boris (Don Quixote) Johnson and his Brexiteer puppets have inadvertently been batting for the European Union.
The donation traditionally occurs at the end of the activities of an Election Observation Mission from the European Union. In light with the European Union traditional decisions after the Mission leaves the country, all major equipment is donated to local foundations that need support.
The European Union, as it has become, was built on the foundations it inherited.

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