What is an EEIG?

A European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) is a type of legal entity of the European corporate law created on 1985-07-25 under European Community (EC) Council Regulation 2137/85.[1] It is designed to make it easier for companies in different countries to do business together, or to form consortia to take part in EU programmes.

Different names for an EEIG in the languages of the European Union:

  • Bulgarian: Европейско обединение по икономически интереси (ЕОИИ)
  • Croatian: Europsko gospodarsko interesno udruženje (EGIU)
  • Czech: Evropské hospodářské zájmové sdružení (EHZS)
  • Danish: Europæiske økonomiske firmagrupper (EØFG)
  • Dutch: Europees economisch samenwerkingsverband (EESV)
  • English: European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG)
  • Estonian: Euroopa majandushuvigrupp (EMHG)
  • Finnish: Eurooppalainen taloudellinen etuyhtymä (ETEY)
  • French: Groupement européen d’intérêt économique (GEIE)
  • German: Europäische wirtschaftliche Interessenvereinigung (EWIV)
  • Greek: Ευρωπαϊκός Όμιλος Οικονομικού Σκοπού (ΕΟΟΣ)
  • Hungarian: Európai gazdasági egyesülés (EGE)
  • Irish: Grúpáil Eorpach um Leas Eacnamaíoch (GELE)
  • Italian: Gruppo europeo di interesse economico (GEIE)
  • Latvian: Eiropas Ekonomisko interešu grupa (EEIG)
  • Lithuanian: Europos ekonominių interesų grupė (EEIG)
  • Maltese: Grupp Ewropew ta’ Interess Ekonomiku (GEIE)
  • Polish: Europejskie ugrupowanie interesów gospodarczych (EUIG)
  • Portuguese: Agrupamento Europeu de Interesse Económico (AEIE)
  • Romanian: Grup European de Interes Economic (GEIE)
  • Slovak: Európske zoskupenie hospodárskych záujmov (EZHZ)
  • Slovenian: Evropsko gospodarsko interesno združenje (EGIZ)
  • Spanish: Agrupación europea de interés económico (AEIE)
  • Swedish: Europeiska ekonomiska intressegrupperingar (EEIG)