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A.

ACP

African, Caribbean and Pacific States, party to the Lomé Convention

ACP-EU

Joint assembly of the convention concluded between the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Economic Community

Acquis

Acquis Communautaire

Agrifin

DG agriculture - financial information systems

ALDE

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (EP)

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ASEAN

Association of South-East Asian Nations

ASEM

Asia Europe meeting

AU

African Union

B.

BCEAO

Central Bank of West African States

BEAC

Bank of Central African States

BEAC

Barents Euro-Arctic Council

Beijing + 10

Follow-up of the UN world conference on women held in Beijing

BEUC

European Bureau of Consumers’ Union

BIC

Community measure for the creation and development of business and innovation centres and their network



C.

CAP

Common agricultural policy

CBSS

Council of the Baltic Sea States

CCPCJ

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (UN)

CCT

Common Customs Tariff

Cedefop

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

CdG

Conseil de gouvernement - Cabinet meeting

CEECs

Central and eastern European countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia)

CEIES

Advisory Committee on Statistical Information in the Economic and Social Spheres

CELEX

Interinstitutional computerised documentation system for Community law

CEN

European Committee for Standardisation

Cenelec

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation

CERN

European Organisation for Nuclear Research

CFP

Common fisheries policy

CFSP

Common foreign and security policy

CHOD

Chief of Defence

CIRCE

European Communities Information and Documentary Research Centre

CIREA

Centre for Information, Discussion and Exchange on Asylum (within the General Secretariat of the Council)

CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States

CJTF

Combined Joint Task Forces

CMEA

Council for Mutual Economic Assistance(Comecon)



Codest

Committee for the European Development of Science and Technology

Cogeca

General Committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the EC

Cohom

Council Working Group on Human Rights

Com

European Commission

Comecon

Council for Mutual Economic Assistance

Comett

Community programme in education and training for technology

COPA

Committee of Agricultural Organisations in the European Economic Community

COPEC

Joint Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men

COPO

Political committee (Comité politique)

COR

Committee of the Regions

Cordis

Community Research and Development Information Service

Coreper

Permanent Representatives Committee
(Comité des représentants permanents)

COSAC

Conference of European Affairs Committees of the National Parliaments of Member States

COST

European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research

CRAFT

European cooperative research action for technology

CREST

Scientific and Technical Research Committee
(Comité de la recherche scientifique et technique)

CSF

Community support framework

CSIFA

Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum

CST

Scientific and Technical Committee (Euratom)

CTC

Counter-Terrorism Committee



D.

DAC

Development Assistance Committee
DECT

Digital European cordless telecommunications

DELTA

Development of European learning through technological advance

DG

Directorate-general

DIB

Defence industrial base

DOSES

Development of statistical expert systems (Community programme)

DRIVE

Dedicated road infrastructure for vehicle safety in Europe

E.

EAC

European Association for Cooperation

EAEC

European Atomic Energy Community, Euratom

EAGGF

European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund

EAPC

Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council

EASA

European Aviation Safety Agency

EBRD

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EC

European Community, European Communities

EC

European Commission

ECA

European Court of Auditors

ECA

Economic Commission for Africa (UN)

ECB

European Central Bank

ECB-NET

European chemicals bureau network

ECCAS

Economic Community of Central African States

ECDIN

Environmental chemicals data and information network

ECHO

1. European Community Humanitarian Office

2. European Commission host organisation (Commission database server)

ECHR

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

ECIP

EC Interantional Investment Partners

ECJ

Court of Justice of the European Communities
(European court of justice)

Eclair

European collaborative linkage of agriculture and industry through research

ECMF

European Monetary Cooperation Fund

Ecofin

Council of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs

ECOS

European city cooperation system

Ecosoc

Economic and Social Council (UN)

Ecowas

The Economic Community of West African States

ECPE

Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation

ECPT

European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations

ECSC

European Coal and Steel Community

ECU

European currency unit



EDD

Group for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities

EDF

European Development Fund

EEA

European Economic Area

EEA

European Environment Agency

EEC

European Economic Community

EEIG

European Economic Interest Group

EESC

European Economic and Social Committee

EFICS

European forestry information and communication system

EFGP

European Federation of Green Parties

EFSA

European Food Safety Authority

EFTA

European Free Trade Association

EIB

European Investment Bank

EICs

Euro-Info Centres

EIN

European informatics network

Einecs

European inventory of existing commercial chemical substances

ELISE

European information exchange network on local development and local employment

EMCDDA

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

EMEA

European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products

EMCF

European Monetary Cooperation Fund

EMI

European Monetary Institute

EMS

European Monetary System

EMU

Economic and monetary union

ENEA

European Nuclear Energy Agency

Envireg

Programme for regional environment measures



EOTC

European Organisation for Testing and Certification

EP

European Parliament

EPA

European Protection Agency

EPC

European political cooperation

EPC

European Political Community

EPO

European Patents Office / European Patent Organisation

EPOS

European pool of studies (and analysis)

EPP

European People's Party (EP)

EPSCO

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

Erasmus

European Community action scheme for the mobility of university students

ERDC

European Research and Development Committee

ERDF

European Regional Development Fund

ERICA

European Research Institute for Consumer Affairs

ERM

Exchange rate mechanism

ESA

European Space Agency

ESC

Economic and Social Committee

ESCAP

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

ESBC

European System of Central Banks

ESCWA

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

ESF

European Social Fund

ESDI

European Security and Defence Identity

Esdi

European strategic programme for research and development in information technologies

ESSI

European software and systems initiative



ETSI

European Telecommunications Standards Institute

ETUC

European Trade Union Confederation

EU

European Union

EUA

European unit of account

EU HR

European Union High Representative

EUI

European University Institute

EUMC

European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia

EUMC

European Union Military Committee

EURAM

European research on advanced materials

Euratom

European Atomic Energy Community, EAEC

Eureka

European Research Coordination Agency

EURES

European employment services

EURET

European research for transport

Euro

European single currency

Euro-12

Eurogroup

EURO-AIM

European Organisation for and Audiovisual Independent Market

Euromed

Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (Barcelona Process), Member States: EU+Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. Libya has observer status since 1999

Europol

European Police Office

Eurostat

Statistical Office of the European Union

EYC

Education, Youth and Culture



F.

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organisation

FIDE

International Federation for European Law

FIFG

Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance

G.

GAERC

General Affairs and External Relations Council

GAC

General Affairs Council

GATS

General Agreement on Trade in Services

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council

GDP

Gross domestic product

Greens/EFA

Greens/ European Free Alliance (EP)

GSC

General Secretariat of the Council

GUE/NGL

European United Left Nordic Green Left (EP)

Gymnich

Informal meeting of Foreign Ministers



I.

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency (UN)

IBRD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) (UN)

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organisation

ICC

International Criminal Court

ICJ

International Court of Justice

ICSC

International Civil Service Commission

IEA

International Energy Agency (OECD)

IEFR

International Emergency Food Reserve

IFC

International Finance Corporation (UN)

IGC

Intergovernmental Conference

ILO

International Labour Organisation

IMCO

Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation

IMF

International Monetary Fund (UN)

IMO

International Maritime Organisation

IMP

Integrated Mediterranean programme

IND/DEM

Independence/Democracy Group (EP)

Interreg

Community initiative for border areas

IST

Information society technologies



J.

JET

Joint European Torus, research project on controlled thermonuclear fusion

JHA

Justice and Home Affairs

JRC

Joint Research Centre

K.

K4

Coordinating Committee consisting of Senior Officials (JAI)

L.

LDCs

Less developed countries

Leonardo da Vinci

Action programme for the implementation of a European Community vocational training policy

Lingua

Programme to promote training in foreign languages

Lomé

Lomé Convention, multilateral trade and development agreements between the EU and the ACP States

M.

MCA

Monetary compensatory amount

MEDA

Programme for democracy

MEDIA

Measures to encourage the development of the audiovisual production industry

MED-Invest

Programme to support cooperation for the development of SMEs in Mediterranean non-member countries, in association with European SMEs and professional bodies

MED-MEDIA

Programme to support cooperation between media institutions, organizations and companies in the Community and in the Mediterranean non-member countries

MED-URBS

Programme to support cooperation between local authorities in the Community and those the in Mediterranean non-member countries

MEP

Member of the European Parliament

MISEP

Mutual information system on employment policies

Missoc

Missoc Programme

Mercosur

Southern Cone Common Market (Mercado Común del Sur)



N.

NAC

North Atlantic Council

NACE

General industrial classification of economic activities within the European Communities

NAMSA

NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NCI

New Community Instrument (borrowing and lending facility to promote investment)

NEA

Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD)

NET

Next European Torus (nuclear fusion project)

NIS

New independent States (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan)

O.

OAPEC

Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries

OAS

Organisation of American States

OCAS

Organisation of Central American States

ODA

Official development assistance

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OHIM

Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market

OPEC

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPET

Organisation for the Promotion of Energy Technologies

OSCE

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe



P.

PCA

Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (with the NIS)

PES

Party of European Socialists

PESCA

Community initiative concerning the restructuring of the fisheries sector

PETRA

Action programme for the vocational training of young people and their preparation for adult and working life (now Leonardo da Vinci)

Phare

Phare programme (Poland Council and Hungary: aid for economic restructuring)

Pres

Presidency of the European

PSC

Political and Security Committee

Q.

QMV

Qualified majority voting

R.

RACE

Research and development in advanced communications technologies for Europe

RARE

Associated networks for European research

REGEN

Community initiative on energy networks

REGEN

Community initiative concerning transmission and distribution networks for energy

REGIS

Community initiative concerning the most remote regions

Reitox

European information network on drugs and drug addiction



S.

SAARC

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SADC

South African Development Community

SALT

Strategic arms limitation talks

SC

United Nations Security Council

SCA

Special Committee on Agriculture

SEA

Single European Act

SIDS

Small Island Developing States

SIS

Schengen information system

SME

Small and medium-sized enterprises

SOLAS

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

Socrates

Reshaped Erasmus programme

Sprint

Strategic programme for innovation and technology transfer

T.

Tacis

Technical assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia

TAIEX

Technical Assistance Information Exchange Office

TARIC

Integrated customs tariff of the European Communities

Tempus

Trans-European mobility scheme for university studies

TENs

Trans-European networks

TEU

Treaty on European Union

TTE

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy



U.

UCLAF

Unit for the Coordination of Fraud Prevention

UEN

Union for a Europe of Nations

UNBRO

United Nations Border Relief Operation

UNCED

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

Unctad

United Nations Conference in Trade and Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNDRO

United Nations Disaster Relief Co-ordinator's Office

UNECE

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

Unesco

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNHCR

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICE

Union of Industrial and Employers ‘Confederations of Europe

UNRRA

United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency

UNSC

United Nations Security Council

UNWRA

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

W.

WB

World Bank

WEU

Western European Union

WFP

World food programme

WHO

World Health Organisation

WSIS

World summit on the information society



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