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  European Union - Guide to EU
The European Union is the world's largest confederation of independent states, established under that name in 1992 by the Treaty on European Union (the Maastricht Treaty).
The European Commission embodies and upholds the general interest of the Union and is the driving force in the Union's institutional system.
The European Union (EU) is a union of twenty-five independent states based on the European Communities and founded to enhance political, economic and social co-operation.
www.hg.org /eu-govt.html   (769 words)

  European Union at AllExperts
Supporters of the European Union argue that the growth of the EU is a force for peace and democracy.
The European Communities are one of the three pillars of the European Union, being both the most important pillar and the only one to operate primarily through supranational institutions.
The European Council published estimations on 17 November 2005 that the economy of the European Union will have grown approximately 1.5% in 2005 (1.3% in the eurozone), and 2.3% 2006 (2.1% in the eurozone) surpassing earlier growth predictions.
en.allexperts.com /e/e/eu/european_union.htm   (6948 words)

  European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Union is a densely populated, culturally diverse union of 25 member states, constantly expanding and developing.
Supporters of the European Union argue that the growth of the EU is a force for peace and democracy.
The European Communities are one of the three pillars of the European Union, being both the most important pillar and the only one to operate primarily through supranational institutions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Union   (6497 words)

 European Union - MSN Encarta
The European Union was formally established on November 1, 1993.
In 1991 the governments of the 12 member states signed the Treaty on European Union (commonly called the Maastricht Treaty), which was then ratified by the national legislatures of all the member countries.
Some supporters of European political unity, such as the French statesman Jean Monnet, further believed that if the nations of Europe were to resume a dominant role in world affairs, they had to speak with one voice and command resources comparable to those of the United States.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579567/European_Union.html   (887 words)

 European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Template:European Union table The European Union or EU is an international organisation of 25 European states established by the Treaty on European Union (the Maastricht treaty).
The power of the European Union reaches beyond its borders because to sell within it is beneficial to conform to its Once a non-member country's factories farmers and conform to EU standards most of the of joining the union have been sunk.
The term European Community (or Communities) was used for the of members prior to the establishment of European Union.
www.freeglossary.com /European_Union   (2897 words)

 Wikinfo | European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The European Union or EU is an international organisation of European states, established by the Treaty on European Union (the Maastricht treaty).
The European Union is the most powerful international organisation so far in history, in some ways resembling a state; some legal scholars believe that it should not be considered as an international organisation at all, but rather as a sui generis entity.
The original impetus for the founding of (what was later to become) the European Union was the desire to rebuild Europe after the disastrous events of World War II, and to prevent Europe from ever again falling victim to the scourge of war.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=EU   (2325 words)

 European Union Law: An Integrated Guide to Electronic and Print Research | LLRX.com
It is now the main constituent document of the European Union and sets forth the institutional and political arrangements of "the new Europe." It added a new treaty alongside the Treaty Establishing the European Community.
A European Union statutory text is considered Secondary Legislation within the legal framework of the EU, with the treaties serving as the Primary Legislation.
The treaties establishing the European Union the Court of Justice for the obvious purpose of interpreting and enforcing the EC/EU treaties, and it is apparent that there could be no relief for alleged human rights violations by supranational Union institutions within the framework of a commercial and economic organization.
www.llrx.com /features/eulaw2.htm   (5321 words)

 CBC News Indepth: European Union
The European Union evolved in the latter half of the 20th century to integrate European nations into a common market.
The predecessor to the European Union – the European Coal and Steel Community –; was established in 1951 to pool coal and steel resources among member nations.
The European Union itself was established by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/eu   (573 words)

 The European Constitution
The Maastricht Treaty (1992) established EU citizenship and the European Monetary Union (EMU).
The Amsterdam Treaty (1997) introduced measures to reinforce political union and prepare for enlargement towards the East.
And finally, the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe seeks to simplify and synthesize previous treaties within a single, clear, foundational document for the European Union.
www.unizar.es /euroconstitucion/Home.htm   (239 words)

 European Union Internet Resources
The Court of Justice of the European Communities ensures that EU legislation is interpreted and applied consistently across EU countries.
Together with the Council, it comprises the legislative branch of the institutions of the Union.
Mostly dormant European defense and security organization established by the Brussels treaty of 1948 and composed of states who are members of both NATO and the EU.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /doemoff/gov_eu.html   (1703 words)

 European Union -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The European Union or the EU is an intergovernmental and supranational union of 25 European countries, known as member states.
The European Union was established under that name in 1992 by the Treaty on European Union (the Maastricht Treaty).
The current and future status of the European Union therefore continues to be subject of political controversy, with widely differing views both within and between member states.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=10535   (1546 words)

 European Union
The Treaty on European Union (or the Maastricht Treaty) (31 ILM 247; 1992 O.J. http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/treaties/dat/EU_treaty.html which was concluded in February of 1992 and came into effect in November 1993, established the European Union, founded on the European Communities.
The General Report on the Activities of the European Union (formerly General Report on the Activities of the Community) (KJE5380.A7C65 and http://europa.eu.int/abc/doc/off/rg/en/welcome.htm), the annual report of the Commission to the Parliament, reviews the activities the EU for the previous year.
Smit and Herzog on the Law of the European Union (the earlier edition was called Law of the European Economic Community: A Commentary on the EEC Treaty) (KJE964.S652) is an authoritative treatise, in looseleaf format, with an emphasis on the nature and scope of EU law.
www.law.duke.edu /lib/researchguides/europe.html   (4463 words)

 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--European Union
European Documentation Centre-- At the University of Mannheim, part of a network set up by the European Commission to offer "access to official documents and publications of the EU institutions in printed or electronic version." Much information about the EU and many of its full-text electronic documents are accessible on or through this site.
European Anti-Poverty Network-- "An independent coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and groups involved in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Member States of the European Union," supported by the European Commission.
European Union Legal Research-- From the Harvard Law School Library, a thorough guide to research on all aspects of EU law, through all the relevant media.
www2.etown.edu /vl/eurunion.html   (2154 words)

 European Union. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The EC, which is the core of the EU, originally referred to the group of Western European nations that belonged to each of three treaty organizations—the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Economic Community (EEC), and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).
The European Commission, which has executive and some legislative functions, is headquartered there, as is the Council of the European Union; it is also where the various committees of the European Parliament generally meet to prepare for the monthly sessions in Strasbourg, France.
In actions taken later that year the EU agreed to absorb the functions of the Western European Union, a comparatively dormant European defense alliance, thus moving toward making the EU a military power with defensive and peacekeeping capabilities.
www.bartleby.com /65/eu/EuropnUn.html   (1079 words)

 European Union - Ministère des Affaires étrangères
The Secretariat-General of European Affairs (SGAE), mission administration placed under the authority of the prime minister, covers all the areas defined by the Treaty on the Union, with the exception of the common foreign and security policy (CFSP), which is monitored by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
The European Parliament: of the 732 European deputies, 78 are elected in France.
French citizens are appointed by the government to the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Auditors.
www.diplomatie.gouv.fr /en/european-union_157/index.html   (945 words)

 12/03/02 - European Union Consumes Nations, Threatens U.S.
Recently, the “European Court” ruled that member countries had, unbeknownst to themselves, given up the right to enter into treaties relating to air service and declared all existing agreements null and void.
British opponents to European Union argue that constitutionally a British government cannot surrender Britain’s sovereignty to the European Union and that any such transfer is an act of treason.
However, the test of sovereignty under international law is given by the answer to the question: “Are the edicts of the European Union regularly followed in the territories over which the EU claims governance?” If the answer to this factual question is “yes,” then the European Union is the sovereign.
www.vdare.com /roberts/european_union.htm   (831 words)

 European Union
The European Coal and Steel Community shall have as its task to contribute, in harmony with the general economy of Member States and through the establishment of a common market as provided in Article 4, to economic expansion, growth of employment and a rising standard of living in the Member States.
An economic union, as distinct from a common market, combines the suppression of restrictions on commodity and factor movements with some degree of harmonisation of national economic policies, in order to remove discrimination that was due to disparities in these policies.
Of course, the European Community is not just a new power-bloc or a new coalition, although it has its pride, it is not a swollen version of 19th century nationalism, taking a continent rather than a country as its basis.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWeec.htm   (8144 words)

 Category:European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation and of Enterprises of General Economic Interest
European Union arms embargo on the People's Republic of China
Largest cities of the European Union by population within city limits
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:European_Union   (163 words)

 ERS/USDA Briefing Room - European Union
The European Union (EU)-15, in combination with the 10 member states that joined in 2004, accounted for about 20 percent of the world's agricultural exports and imports in 2002-03.
European agricultural policy has long had a major impact on world agricultural markets, and the EU is one of the key participants in World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on agricultural trade.
The European Union and United States are the world's largest agricultural traders and among the largest producers and consumers.
www.ers.usda.gov /Briefing/EuropeanUnion   (811 words)

 Scotsman.com News - European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MORE than £17 million of taxpayers' money was spent last year on European Union interpreters who were not needed, according to a damning report released yesterday.
THE European Union yesterday criticised Poland's conservative president, Lech Kaczynski, over his plan to campaign for a return of the death penalty in the 25- nation bloc.
EUROPEAN Union leaders have agreed in principle to a 2008 deadline for deciding what to do about...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=591   (466 words)

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