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European Community   /jˌʊrəpˈiən kəmjˈunəti/   Listen
European Community

An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.  Synonyms: Common Market, EC, EEC, EU, Europe, European Economic Community, European Union.

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"European Community" Quotes from Famous Books

... Rome created the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), and the six member states undertook to eliminate trade barriers among themselves by forming a common market. In 1967, the institutions of all three communities were formally merged into the European Community (EC), creating a single Commission, a single Council of Ministers, and the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament were initially selected by national parliaments, but in 1979 the first direct elections were undertaken and they have been held every five years ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

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