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EC, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishEC, thethe ECEC, the /ˌiː ˈsiː◂/  (the European Community) the former name for the EU
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EC, theIf directives are not being enforced at a local level, the EC market will remain unfair.More than 10,000 EC students came to study in Britain in 1987, the last year for which figures are available.Most EC goods enter almost duty-free.The EC plans a rescue attempt, with subsidies and incentives to plant more cork oaks.The distillers believe the EC tax policy is strangling their business.They are also eligible under EC rules for any public subsidies available to companies incorporated under the law of the host state.To get ministerial approval it will need to contain something for everybody, in the best tradition of EC compromises.
From Longman Business DictionaryECEC /ˌiː ˈsiː◂/ noun abbreviation for EUROPEAN COMMISSION; EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
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