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federation

an association of organizations formed to represent and advance their joint interests. In INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS there are both TRADE UNION federations, for example the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions, and federations of EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATIONS, for example ENGINEERING EMPLOYERS' FEDERATION.
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'Division of powers between the federal cabinet and CCI stands fundamentally violated,' he pointed out.
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European Parliament President Martin Schulz believes that the non-existent division of powers at European level is one of the reasons.
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