European Community

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European Community:

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(EU), name given since the ratification (Nov., 1993) of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, to the European Community (EC), an economic and political confederation of European nations, and other organizations (with the same member nations)
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European Community

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an economic and political association of European States that came into being in 1967, when the legislative and executive bodies of the European Economic Community merged with those of the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Atomic Energy Community: subsumed into the European Union in 1993
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It was part of an initiative to combat illegal migration and was also an indication of the commitment of the Government of Sri Lanka and the European Community to combat all forms of organized crimes.
Still, the Yugoslav leadership, conscious of its economic mismanagement of the country, perceived official relations with the European Community as a promising opportunity.
The main issues on appeal are: (1) Whether the Plaintiffs' claims under RICO are impermissibly extraterritorial, and (2) whether the European Community qualifies as an organ of a foreign state for purposes of diversity jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C.
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Although the EU may enter into some treaties directly, usually the EU's component communities, particularly the European Community (EC), negotiate and join treaties for the EU.
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It is the first time that the European Community has signed a complete aviation services agreement with a non-European country.
Supported by a group of bankers, lawyers, senior business executives and academics, the non-profit organization aims to strengthen and promote bilateral investment and trade between New Jersey and the European community.
Jasper wrote of the coming European Union as early as April 10, 1989: "Formally known as the European Community, the Common Market is the direct creation of individuals and organizations that have been involved in various utopian and conspiratorial schemes to establish a world government, a 'New World Order,' for the better part of this century." As early as December 28, 1992, THE NEW AMERICAN concluded: "NAFTA has not nearly as much to do with [the issues of] free trade or protectionism as it has to do with destroying national sovereignty."
The Bishops' Conference of the entire European Community has stated that the question of allowing Turkey into the European Union is a political and not a religious issue.
Chapter President Fabio DeAngelis, then of Nestle Foods Corporation, welcomed the participants and explained the format for the program, noting that the first day usually included a sharing of members' experiences with tax issues throughout the European community. The second day focused on the "practitioner's view" of selected topics.
For example, the European Community directives for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) state in Directive 2002/95/EC that the use of lead and certain other substances must be regulated by July 1, 2006.

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