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European Union   /jˌʊrəpˈiən jˈunjən/   Listen
European Union

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 Community, European Economic Community.

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"European Union" Quotes from Famous Books

... increased research and development funds; and improve welfare services for the neediest while cutting paperwork and delays. Prime Minister RASMUSSEN's reforms will focus on adapting Denmark to the criteria for European integration by 1999; although Copenhagen has won from the European Union (EU) the right to opt out of the European Monetary Union (EMU) if a national referendum rejects it. Denmark is, in fact, one of the few EU countries likely to fit into the EMU on time. Denmark ...
— The 1995 CIA World Factbook • United States Central Intelligence Agency

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