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European Union

Definition/Scope: Created by the Maastricht Treaty, a union of fifteen independent states based on the European Communities and founded in November 1993 to enhance political, economic and social co-operation. Formerly known as European Community (EC) or European Economic Community (EEC).



Used For:

EC
ECSC
EEC
European Coal and Steel Community
European Common Market
European Community
European Economic Community

Acronym:

EU

Broader Terms:

alliances
intergovernmental organization

Narrower Terms:

EU members
European Atomic Energy Community
European Security and Defense Policy
Gaza Strip

Related Terms:

HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)


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