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Abbreviations and Acronyms

For EU sceptic and related organisations,
labour and trade union movement organisations,
EU institutions, agencies, forces and policies

ACML Anti-Common Market League (Now GBO - Get Britain Out)
ACP African, Caribbean and Pacific ACUE American Committee on United Europe
ACUSE Action Committee for the United States of Europe
AEEU Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (was AEU, now part of UNITE)
AEF Amalgamated Union of Engineering and Foundry Workers
AEN Alliance for a Europe of the Nations
AES Alternative Economic Strategy
AEPS Alternative Economic and Political Strategy
AEU Amalgamated Engineering Union (became amalgamated with ETU and then part of UNITE)
ALDE Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
AMA Anti-Maastricht Alliance
AUEW Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers
AES Alternative European Strategy
ASDE Association for a Social Democratic Europe
ASLEF Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen
AWL Alliance for Workers' Liberty

BAe British Aerospace
BiE Britain in Europe
BRS British Road to Socialism

CAEF Campaign Against Euro-Federalism
CAP Common Agricultural Policy
CBI Confederation of British Industry
CDP Centre for Democratic Policy-making
CDS credit default swap
CECIS Common European and Coordination Information System
CEEP European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation
CEPOL European Police College
CEEC Committee for European Economic Co-operation and of Enterprises of General Public Interest
CFP Common Fisheries Policy
CFR Council for Foreign Relations
CFSP Common Foreign and Security Policy [renamed Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)]
CIB Campaign for an Independent Britain
CIS Customs Information System
CLP Constituency Labour Party
CMC Common Market Campaign
COHSE Confederation of Health Service Employees (now part of UNISON)
COMINT Communications Intellegience
CoR Committee of the Regions
COREPER Committee of Permanent Representatives
CPB Communist Party of Britain
CPB-ML Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
CPGB Communist Party of Great Britain
CSE Centre for a Social Europe
CSDP Common Security and Defence Policy
COSI Committee on Internal Security
CSI Container Security Initiative

DG Directorate General
DL Democratic Left
DM Democracy Movement

EAEC European Atomic Energy Community
EAS External Action Service
EASA European Aviation Safety Agency
EATC European Air Transport Command
EAW European Arrest Warrant
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EC European Commission
EC European Community
ECB European Central Bank
ECSC European Coal and Steel Community
ECHO European Community Humanitarian Office
ECHR European Court of Human Rights
ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council
ECJ European Court of Justice
EDA European Defence Agency
EDC European Defence Community
EDPS European Data Protection Supervisor
EDM Early Day Motion
EDITB European Defence and Technological Industrial Base
EDP European Democratic Party
EEAS European External Action Service
EEC European Economic Community
EFSF European Financial Stability Facility
EFSM European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EFP European Fiscal Pact
EGF European Gendarmerie Force
EIB European Investment Bank
ELDR European Liberal, Democratic and Reform party
ELEC European League for Economic Co-operation
EMCF European Monetary Cooperation Fund - forerunner of EMI and ECB
EMI European Monetary Institute - forerunner of ECB
EMS European Monetary System
EMSA European Maritime Security Agncy
EMU Economic and Monetary Union
EP European Parliament
EPC European Policy Centre
EPC European Political Co-operation
EPLP European Parliamentary Labour Party
EPP European Peoples Party
EPP European Public Prosecutor
EPU European Political Union
ERA European Rail Agency
ERM Exchange Rate Mechanism
ERP European Recovery Programme
ERT European Round Table of Industrialists
ESDP European Security and Defence Policy
ESM European Stability Mechanism
ESRIF European Security Research and Innovation Forum
ESTA Electronic system for Travel Authorisation
ESTAT Eurostats
ETCS European Technical and Scientific Centre
EU MIS European Union Law Enforcement Information Management Strategy
EUFOR European Union Force
EUMC European Union Military Committee
EUMS European Union Military Staff
EUPM European Union Police Missions
EUSC European Union Satellite Centre
ESDP Europan Security and Defence Policy
ETUC European Trade Union Confederation
EU European Union
EU-ESC European Union Economic and Social Committee
Euratom European Atomic Community

FAC Foreign Affairs Council
FBI Federation of British Industry
FBM Forward Britain Movement
FPC Foreign Policy Centre
FRONTEX European Agncy for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders
FTA Free Trade Area
FTA Free Trade Agreement between EU and India

G8 Group of Eight
GATT General Agreement on Trade and Tarrifs
GBO Get Britain Out (Part of 1975 Referendum Campaign and now name adpoted by ACML)
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GMB General, Municipal and Boilermakers' Union
GMWU General and Municipal Workers' Union
GPS Global Positioning System (Galileo is EU's system)
GUE Conferal Group of the European United Left

HMG Her Majesty's Government

IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
IGC Intergovernmental Conference
ILP Independent Labour Party
IMF International Monetary Fund
IPE International Political Economy
IPPR Institute of Public Policy Research
IR International Relations
IRCI Interest Rate Convergence Index
IRD Information Research Department
ISG International Socialist Group

JHA Justice and Home Affairs
JPC Joint Policy Committee

LAS Labour Against a Superstate
LATE Labour Against the Euro
LCE Labour Committee for Europe
LCMC Labour Common Market Committee
LCMSC Labour Common Market Safeguards Committee
LESC Labour Euro-Safeguards Campaign
LME Labour Movement in/for Europe
LRD Labour Research Department

MAI Multilateral Agreement on Investment
MCC Maastricht Convergence Criteria
MEP Member of the European Parliament
MfSS Manifesto for a Sustainable Society
MP Member of Parliament
MNC Multinational Corporation
MPC Monetary Policy Committee
MTEP Medium Term Economic Policy

NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NALGO National and Local Government Officers' Association (amalgamated with NUPE and now part of UNISON)
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NCP New Communist Party
NEC National Executive Council
NHS National Heath Service
No2EU No to European Union for Democracy
NPF National Policy Forum
NRC National Referendum Campaign
NUGMW National Union of General and Municipal Workers
NUM National Union of Mine Workers
NUPE National Union of Public Employees (amalgamated with NALGO and now part of UNISON>

OAMI Office of EU for Trademarks and Designs
OECD Organisation for European Co-operation and Development (successor to OEEC)
OEEC Organisation for European Economic Co-operation
OJ Official Journal of the European Union OPOCE Office for Official Publications

PCS Public and Commercial Services union
PES Party of European Socialists
PFI Private Finance Initiative
PiP Partnership in Power
PLP Parliamentary Labour Party
PPP Public-Private Partnership
PRO Public Records Office
PSE Party of European Socialists
PSI Private Sector Involvement

QCA Qualitative Content Analysis
QMV Qualified Majority Voting

RCPB-ML Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist Leninist)
RMT National Union of Rail Maritime and Transport Workers
RRF Rapid Reaction Force

SAA Stabilisation and Association Agreement
SABRE Scotland against being ruled by Europe
SCAEF Scottish Campaign against Euro-federalism
SDP Social Democratic Party
SEA Single European Act
SEMDOC Statewatch European Monitoring and Documentation Centre
SGP Stability and Growth Pact
SIS Schengen Information System
SLP Socialist Labour Party
SNP Scottish National Party
SPGB Socialist Party of Great Britain
SSP Scottish Socialist Party
SWP Socialist Workers Party

TASC Trade Unionists Against the Single Currency
TASS Transport and Salaried Staff
TEAM The European Alliance of Euro-sceptic Movements and Organisations
TEU Treaty on European Union
TFEU Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
TGWU Transport and General Workers' Union (then T&G and now part of UNITE)
TNC Transnational corporation
TSCG Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (Fiscal Compact Treaty)
TUACM Trade Unionists Against the Common Market
TUAEUC Trade Unionists Against the EU Constitution
TUC Trades Union Congress
TUCFE Trade Union Committee for Europe
TUFE Trade Unionists for Europe

UCATT Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians
UKIP United Kingdom Independence Party
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNICE Union of Industrial and Employers Confederation of Europe (Now called Business Europe)
UNITE Trade Union - (amalgamation of T&G and MSF) USDAW Union of Shop Distribtion and Allied Workers Union

VAT Value Added Tax
VIS Visa Information System

WEU Western European Union
WTD Working Time Directive
WTO World Trade Organisation

Suggestions for additional abbreviations and acronyms are welcome