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the European Community

noun uk   ( abbreviation the EC) us  
the organization through which particular European governments made decisions and agreed on shared action in social and economic matters until 1993, when it became the European Union
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in Chinese (Traditional) 歐洲經濟共同體(1993年11月成爲歐洲聯盟)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欧洲经济共同体(1993年11月成为欧洲联盟)…
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