BRIEF GLOSSARY OF EUROPEAN UNION ABBREVIATIONS
Brief Glossary of European Union Abbreviations
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  • ACP - 66 African, Carribean and Pacific countries associated with the Community by the Lomé Convention
  • ACPEC - Association of the Coal Producers of the EC
  • AECA - American-EC Association
  • AEIH - European Association of Clothing Industries
  • AEPPC - Association of European Insolvency Administrators
  • AOCTS - Associated Overseas Countries and Territories (see OCTS)
  • ASEAN - 5 South East Asian countries associated with the Community
  • BC-NET - Business Cooperation Network
  • BCB - British Consultants Bureau
  • BEDA - Bureau of European Designers Associations
  • BEI - see EIB
  • BEUC - Bureau of European Consumer Organisations
  • BFEC - Banking Federation of the EC
  • BRITE - Basic Research in Industrial Technologies
  • CAP - Common Agricultural Policy
  • CCBE - Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the EC
  • CCC - Consumers' Consultative Committee of the EC CCT - Common Customs Tariff
  • CEA - Confederation of European Agriculture
  • CEBI - European Committee of Consulting Firms
  • CECA - see ECSC
  • CECC - Cenelec Electronic Components Committee
  • CECG - Consumers in the EC Group
  • CEE - Communauté Economique Européenne
  • CEEA - see EAEC
  • CEEP - European Centre of Public Enterprises
  • CEN/CENELEC - the Joint European Standards Institution
  • CEFIC - European Council of Chemical Manufacturers' Federation
  • CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies
  • CEPT - European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations
  • CERD - European Research and Development Committee (DG XII)
  • CERN - European Laboratory for Particle Physics
  • CIC - Confederation Internationale des Cadres
  • CID - Centre for the Development of Industry
  • CLECAT - European Liaison Committee of Common Market Forwarders
  • COE - College of Europe
  • COFACE - Committee of European Family Organisations
  • COGEGA - General Committee for Agricultural Co-operation in the EEC
  • COMETT - Community Action Programme in Education and Training for Technology
  • COMITEXTIL - Co-ordination Committee for the Textile Industries in the EEC
  • COPA - Committee for Agricultural Organisations in the EC
  • COREPER - Committee of Permanent Representatives
  • COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology (DGXII)
  • CPCCI - Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industries
  • CRC - Central Rhine Commission
  • CREST - Scientific and Technical Research Committee (DGXII)
    CRONOS - Community's statistical data bank
  • CSCE - (East-West) Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • CTA - Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
  • EAAA - European Association of Advertising Agencies
  • EAC - European Association for Co-operation (DG VIII)
  • EAEC - European Atomic Energy Community=EURATOM=CEEA
  • EAGGF - European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund=FEOGA (DG VI)
  • EAPS - European Association for Population Studies
  • EBU-UER - European Broadcasting Union
  • ECAC - European Civil Aviation Conference
  • ECBH - Eurogroup for the Conservation of Birds and Habitats
  • ECCSEC - Ecumenical Commission for Church and Society in the EC
  • ECF - European Cooperation Fund
  • ECF - European Cultural Foundation
  • ECMT - European Conference of Ministers of Transport
  • ECOSOC - Economic and Social Committee of the EC
  • ECOSOC - Economic and Social Council of the UN
  • ECSC - European Coal and Steel Community=CECA
  • ECU - Eurydice Central Unit
  • ECU - European Currency Unit
  • ECWS - European Centre for Work and Society
  • EDF - European Development Fund
  • EEB - European Environmental Bureau
  • EEC - European Economic Community
  • EFTA - European Free Trade Association
  • EIB - European Investment Bank=BEI
  • EIM - European Institute for the Media
  • ELEC - European League to Economic Cooperation
  • EIESP - European Institute of Educational and Social Policy
  • EM - European Movement Association International
  • EMBO - European Molecular Biology Association
  • EMS - European Monetary System
  • EN - Europe Nostra
  • EP - European Parliament
  • EPO - European Patent Office
  • ERASMUS - European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students
  • ERDF - European Regional Development Fund (DG XVI)
  • ERT - European Round Table of Industrialists
  • ESA - European Space Agency
  • ESC - See ECOSOC
  • ESF - European Social Fund (DG V)
  • ESO - European Southern Observatory
  • ESPRIT - European Strategis Programme for Research in IT
  • ETUC - European Trade Union Confederation
  • EURATOM - See EAEC
  • EUREKA -
  • EUROCONTROL -
  • EUROCOOP -
  • EURONET-DIANE -
  • EUROPEAN COUNCIL -
  • EUROPMI - European Committee for Small and Medium Sized Independent Enterprises
  • EUROSTAT - Community's Statistical Office
  • EUW - European Union of Women
  • FAEP - Federation of Associations of Periodical Publishers in the EC
  • FAST - European Forecasting and Assessment in Science and Technology
  • FCA - Federation of Commodity Associations
  • FEACO - Federation of European Management Consultancy Organisations
  • FEDESA - European Federation of Animal Health
  • FEOGA - See EAGGF
  • FID - International Federation for Information and Documentation
  • GATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GELC - Book Publishers Group of EC
  • GSP - General System of Preferences
  • ICOM - International Council of Museums
  • IEEP - Institute for European Environmental Policy
  • IIC - International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
  • IMP - Integrated Mediterranean Programme
  • IPT - Industry and Parliament Trust
  • ITTTF - Information Technology and Telecommunications Task Force
  • JET - Joint European Torus
  • JRC - Joint Research Centre
  • KG - Kangaroo Group
  • LIBER - Ligue des Bibliotèques Européenes de Recherche
  • MCA - Management Consultancies Association
  • MEP - Member of the European Parliament
  • NAA - North Atlantic Assembly
  • NC - Nordic Council
  • NIC - New Community Instrument for Borrowing and Lending
  • OCDE - See OECD
  • OCTS - Overseas Countries and Territories associated with the EC
  • OCTI - Central Office for International Railway Transport
  • OECD - Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • SEM - Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries
  • SEPLIS - European Secretariat for the Liberal Professions
  • SME - Small and Medium Enterprises
  • STC - Scientific and Technical Committee (DG XII)
  • STABEX - Guaranteed stabilisation of export earnings for ACP
  • TAC - Total allowable catch (Fisheries)
  • TED - Tenders Electronic Daily
  • TF - Task Force, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • UA - Unit for account
  • UEAPME - European Union of Craft and SMEs
  • UER-EBU - Union Européeane de Radiodiffusion
  • UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • UNICE - Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe
  • WEU - Western European Union
Reformatted for the FAST website from a 31 January 1995 original at the University of Exeter, U.K.


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