Definition of European union
1. Noun. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members. "He tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
Generic synonyms: Global Organization, International Organisation, International Organization, World Organisation, World Organization
Member holonyms: Danmark, Denmark, Kingdom Of Denmark, Kingdom Of Sweden, Sverige, Sweden, Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg, Germany, Finland, Republic Of Finland, Suomi, Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic, Italia, Italian Republic, Italy, Austria, Oesterreich, Republic Of Austria, Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom Of Belgium, Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic Of Ireland, France, French Republic, Holland, Kingdom Of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands, Grand Duchy Of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxemburg, Portugal, Portuguese Republic, Espana, Kingdom Of Spain, Spain
Derivative terms: European
Definition of European union
1. Proper noun. (historical) An (antifascist) resistance group active during Germany’s (Nazi) era. ¹
2. Proper noun. A supranational organisation created in the 1950s to bring the nations of Europe into closer economic and political connection. At the beginning of 2007, 27 member nations were Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of European union
1. The collective designation of three organizations with common membership: the european economic community (common market), the european coal and steel community, and the european atomic energy community (euratom). It was known as the european community until 1994. It is primarily an economic union with the principal objectives of free movement of goods, capital, and labour. Professional services, social, medical and paramedical, are subsumed under labour. The constituent countries are austria, belgium, denmark, finland, france, germany, greece, ireland, italy, luxembourg, netherlands, portugal, spain, sweden, and the united kingdom. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Union
Literary usage of European union
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. European Community by Oecd (1998)
"Policy review and Green Paper on relations between the european union and the ACP countries on the eve of the 21st century The Commission seized the ..."
2. Confessions at Any Cost: police torture in Russia by Diederik Lohman (1999)
"european union and Member States Human Rights Watch is not aware of any specific initiatives of the european union to address the issue of torture in Russia ..."
3. Guatemala's Forgotten Children: Police Violence and Abuses in Detention by Lee Tucker, Human Rights Watch/Americas (1997)
"In particular, the european union should vigorously protest the use of punitive isolation and physical punishment in children's centers, and insist on ..."
4. Integration of European Inland Transport Markets by Ecmt (2000)
"Conditions at borders vary enormously and it is useful to make a distinction between: - the borders within the european union and EFTA; the borders between ..."
5. Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy (1995) by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"european union (Agreements listed here were signed in/since 1994 when the title changed from "European Community"; those signed before 1994 are listed under ..."