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e.V.
eingetragener Verein [registered club/asso­ci­a­tion having legal personality
(= is a legal entity),
often but not necessarily nonprofit]
EC

Treaty Establishing the European Community

ECHR
The European Convention on Human Rights
ECJ
European Court of Justice (Europäischer Gerchtishof = EuGH)
EFZG

Gesetz über die Zahlung des Arbeitsentgelts an Feiertagen und im Krankheitsfall, Entgeltfortzahlungsgesetz (Act on Payment of Employment Remuneration on Holidays and on Sick Leave)

EGBGB

Einführungsgesetz zum BGB (Introductory Act to Civil Code [containing rules on intertemporary and international conflicts of law: Intertemporary conflict of law answers the question which law is applicable after an act has been changed for situations not yet finished.  International conflict of law answers the question which country's law is applicable when a situation touches more than one legal order. An example: A foreigner drafts a will in Germany. Which country's law is applicable to determine the validity of the will.

EnWG
Energiewirtschaftsgesetz (Energy Commerce Act), Purpose of the Act is the safe, low-priced, consumer-friendly, efficient and environmentally compatible supply of the public with electricity and natural gas as much as possible. The adjustment of the electricity and gas supply nets serves the goals of the securing an effective and genuine competition among the suppliers on on a long-term basis.
ErbStG
Erbschafts- und Schenkungssteuergesetz (Estate and Gift Tax Act)
EStDV

Einkommenssteuerdurchführungsverordnung (Ordinance to Implement Income Tax Act)

EStG
Einkommensteuergesetz (Income Tax Act)
EuRAG

Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland
(Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany)

EVO

Eisenbahn-Verkehrsordnung (Railroad Travel Ordinance)