Eurocrat

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Eurocrat is a term that refers to "a staff member of the administrative commission of the European Union"[1] or, more broadly, to any official of the European Union.[2]

Origins[edit]

First recorded in 1961,[3] the term is a portmanteau of "European" and "bureaucrat"[4] and was originally coined by Richard Mayne, a journalist and personal assistant to the first Commission president, Walter Hallstein.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurocrat, Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved 27/01/2012.
  2. ^ Cuddon, J. A. et al. (1998). A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 543. ISBN 978-0-631-20271-4
  3. ^ Eurocrat, Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved 27/01/2012.
  4. ^ Jarvie, Gordon (2007) Bloomsbury Grammar Guide: Grammar Made Easy. A & C Black. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-7136-8187-1
  5. ^ Tindall, Gillian (22 December 2009). "Richard Mayne obituary". The Guardian (London). p. 30. Retrieved 22 December 2009.