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Entry from November 09, 2011
Eurocrat (Euro/European + bureaucrat)

"Eurocrat” or “eurocrat” (Euro/European + bureaucrat) was first used in 1961 to designate officials in the European Economic Community (Common Market). Members of the Euopean Union where the euro is the official currency have also had their representatives called “Eurocrats.”

It is not known who coined “Eurocrat,” but the term appeared in The Economist by July 29, 1961 and the Daily Mail (London) by at least August 1961.


The Free Dictionary
eurocrat [ˈjʊərəˌkræt]
n
(Business / Professions) (sometimes capital) a member, esp a senior member, of the administration of the European Union

(Oxford English Dictionary)
Eurocrat, n.
Forms:  also with lower-case initial.(Show More)
Etymology:  < Euro- comb. form + -crat comb. form, punningly after bureaucrat
n.Compare slightly later Eurocracy n. 2 and Eurocratic adj.
Freq. depreciative.
A member of the administrative staff of any of various European organizations, esp. the European Union or its predecessors (see European adj. 5b).
1961 Economist 29 July 449/1 These new ‘Eurocrats’ are worth watching.
1975 Calif. Law Rev. 63 1398 Because of its technical intricacies, this [sc. agriculture] has been a Eurocrat’s paradise.

Wikipedia: Euro
The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. The currency is also used in a further five European countries (Montenegro, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City) and the disputed territory of Kosovo. It is consequently used daily by some 332 million Europeans. Additionally, over 175 million people worldwide use currencies which are pegged to the euro, including more than 150 million people in Africa.

The euro is the second largest reserve currency as well as the second most traded currency in the world after the United States dollar.

Urban Dictionary
Eurocrat
i, Member of the EU, who in his/her spare time likes to make up stupid laws and insult* contrys 100’s of miles away while sitting in Brussels**.
*like naming kilts ‘womens wear’
Why is it always the French that are Eurocrats!?!
by Mac Nov 29, 2003

20 August 1961, Oregonian (Portland, OR), pg. 43, col. 7:
“THE EUROCRAT,” a costumed Prime Minister Macmillan, in a caricature by Emmwood of the London Daily Mail.

Google News Archive
15 November 1961, Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, “Commonwealth and Common Market,” pg. 2, col. 7:
While the six member countries of the Common Market (France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg and Italy) and the “Eurocrats” of the Common Market Commission ...

Google Books
The New Yorker
1962
Pg. 64:
A year or so ago, the Commission people were branded with a tag so apt that it seems amazing they had escaped it for so long — “the Eurocrats.” Nobody knows who first thought of it, hut it was disseminated chiefly by Margot Lyon Mayne, a Common Market wife with no children, who, rather than accept a solitary life during her husband’s long hours, had become a correspondent for various British newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian,

Google Books
The Common Market Today - and Tomorrow
By Michael Shanks and John Lambert
New York, NY: Frederick A. Praeger
1962
Pg. 212:
The first reaction of a ‘Eurocrat’ on being presented with a problem is to reach for his copy of the Rome Treaty, and study the relevant passages with immense care to see what consequences for policy-making can be extracted from them.

9 July 1962, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Atlantic Partnership,” sec. 4, pg. 2:
Stated bluntly, Mr.Kraft’s thesis and that of many Atlantic partnership advocates in the administration, is that the affairs of men can be run better by a new breed of “Eurocrats.”

Google News Archive
20 November 1962, Eugene (OR) Register-Guard, pg. 12B, col. 1:
Booming World of Western Europe
“Eurocrats” Looking Toward Political Union

By RICHARD O’REGAN
Of the Associated Press

OCLC WorldCat record
The Eurocrats : conflict and crisis in the European community [Rapporto sull’Europa], by Altiero Spinelli. Translated by C. Grove Haines.
Author: Altiero Spinelli; Charles Grove Haines
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins press, [cop. 1966]
Edition/Format:  Book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
The Eurocrats
Author: Barry Craig
Publisher: London : Hale, 1971.
Edition/Format:  Book : Fiction : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Agriculture, internal market and common foreign policy : accounting for eurocrats’ influence
Author: Hans Mouritzen
Publisher: København, 1991.
Series: Arbejdspapir; Institut for Statskundskab, Københavns Universitet
Edition/Format:  Book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Regulation of the Internet should be kept away from the Eurocrats
Author: B Poel
Edition/Format:  Article : English
Publication: COMPUTER SHOPPER -LONDON- no. 154, (2000): 292
Database: British Library Serials

The Telegraph (UK)
Financial crisis: Eurocrats are terrified of democracy
Greece’s prime minister George Papandreou is in the doghouse only because he dared to offer voters a choice.

By Daniel Hannan
8:15PM GMT 01 Nov 2011
Shall I tell you the truly terrifying thing about the EU? It’s not the absence of democracy in Brussels, or the ease with which Eurocrats swat aside referendum results. It’s the way in which the internal democracy of the member states is subverted in order to sustain the requirements of membership. 

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