Definitions for "European Economic Community"
A customs union formed in 1958 by the Treaty of Rome among six countries of Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Netherlands; predecessor to the EC in 1967 and the EU in 1992.
an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he took Britain into Europe"
Set up by the Treaty of Rome of 1957, the EEC aimed to extend the common market of the ECSC to create a single European market with no barriers to the movement of goods, people and capital in Western Europe. The Treaty of Maastricht changed its name to "the European Community" in 1992.
A group of Western Europeans forming the Common Market. The group cooperates in matters of trade, economics, and politics for the promotion of the group.
Keywords:  community, see
See European Community (EC).