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Glossary entry:European Union
Meaning in EUGRIS: The European Union (EU) is a family of democratic European countries, committed to working together for peace and prosperity. Its Member States have set up common institutions to which they delegate some of their sovereignty so that decisions on specific matters of joint interest can be made democratically at European level.

Abbreviations: EU


French:Union Européenne
German:Europäische Union
Hungarian:Európai Unió
Meanings used in other countries (if different from above):

European Union: An economic and political union established in 1993 after the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty by members of the European Community. Austria, Finland, and Sweden joined in 1995. Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia joined in 2004. Romania, and Bulgaria joined on 1 January 2007
EUROPA Web site 
http://europa.eu.int/comm/trade/gentoo ... 
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