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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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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.
Under EU law, the European Community is authorised to regulate the movement of capital between EU Member States and third countries, including restricting capital flows in exceptional circumstances.
The European community has survived many struggles--including problems with fascists and communists--during its fifty-year lifetime; Europe needs to maintain its unity more than ever as it faces globalization, immigration, and expansion.
Transfusion-associated cases of malaria have occurred in recent years in the European Community and the United States, although the residual risk of receiving a unit of erythrocyte concentrate contaminated with malaria parasites is very low (estimated at 1 case per 4 million units donated) (4).
2018 would provide for a Treasury Department study on the feasibility of treating all countries included in the European Community as one country for purposes of applying the same-country exception under Subpart F of the Code.
Global Deal Appears Fixed on Ozone Depletion," Reuters European Community Report, 8 December 1995.
coastal sites that had met European Community water quality standards based on coliform bacteria counts the previous summer.
They anticipate a first quarter 1995 start up of the venture following European Community approval.
Greenpeace is trying to pressure the European Community to ban driftnetting in Mediterranean waters altogether.
The treaty has introduced a new level of complexity (some would prefer to characterize it as a new level of confusion) into the nomenclature, decision-making process, institutional framework, and relations between Brussels and the national governments of the 12 European Community member states.
Technically, the European Community became the European Union (EU) when the Maastricht Treaty went into effect in late 1993.
There is no reason why New Jersey cannot become to the European Community what California has become to the Pacific Rim," the Governor said.

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