An economic and political organization formed from the consolidation in 1967 of three western European treaty organizations: the European Economic Community, the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community. In 1993 the European Community was integrated into the new European Union.
An organization of European nations, originally, Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, for advancing economic integration and political cooperation: it was established by the merger in 1967 of the European Coal and Steel Community (created in 1951), the European Economic Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community (created in 1957); in 1993 it became the European Union.
European-community Sentence Examples
The first settlement made under this new system was that of Caramuru, and thus a European community was established in the district.
The Protestant European community amounts altogether to 35% of the white population.
This announcement raised a storm of indignation among the European community in India, and the government were obliged virtually, though not avowedly, to abandon their measure.
The measure aroused a storm of indignation amongst the European community which finally resulted in the bill being shorn of its most objectionable features.
To say that it displaced the centre of gravity in politics and commerce, substituting the ocean for the Mediterranean, dethroning Italy from her seat of central importance in traffic, depressing the eastern and elevating the western powers of Europe, opening a path for Anglo-Saxon expansiveness, forcing philosophers and statesmen to regard the Occidental nations as a single group in counterpoise to other groups of nations, the European community as one unit correlated to other units of humanity upon this planet, is truth enough to vindicate the vast significance of these discoveries.