Official portal, with links by subject and department, current activites and documents. The Treaty of Rome, establishing the European Economic Community, effective January 1, 1958, created a Common Market, whose objective was to develop integrated economic policies, a common tariff and the elimination of customs duties among members. The Treaty on European Union (Maastricht 1993) established the EU with the aim to achieve economic and monetary union among member states.
Access to European Union law: the Official Journal, Treaty of the European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, and links for legislation, legislation in preparation, case-law, parliamentary questions, and documents of public interest
Homepage for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, an international organisation helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalised economy. This organization represents 30 countries sharing a "commitment to democratic government and the market economy"; offers analytical reports and statistical data.
"Brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world". Has 35 member nations, including Cuba, which was "suspended" in 1962.
The World Bank, comprised of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA) offers loans, advice, and an array of customized resources to more than 100 developing countries and countries in transition.
Established in 1995 with the Uruguay Round of GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) it "deals with the rules of trade between nations". Offers reports and statistics on a wide variety of trade issues.