In 2295 do to the unchecked growth in power of the Colonization and Mining Guild (C.M.G.) EuroCore emerged as a corporate superpower following the absorption of Eastern European countries, and the cheap labor and production facilities they held, into the European Union in the early 21st century. Quickly becoming an internationally scaled manufacturer and a leading arms producer in the 2312 Marketing Wars, EuroCore amassed enough capital to ensure its legacy and survival for generations to come. EC continued to play a significant but passive role, winning several critical terraforming and robotics patents in the 22nd century. EC continued to control manufacturing on Earth and robotics research into the 23rd century, fueling mankind’s rapid colonization of space but playing a minor role itself.
The Euro Corporation emerged as the winner in terraforming and robotics when space colonization first began. It quickly grew into a massive super- corporation with facilities and offices spanning all of colonized space.
Its main problem is its constant and ongoing power struggle with the CMG. The CMG needs EC’s terraforming super-factories in order to expand its colonies, but EC refuses to sell its manufacturing secrets or allow public shares sold in its core technologies.
Therefore they keep driving a very hard bargain with the CMG for the use of its technology. The more cynical say that this is due to the surreptitious help of the Dominion.
EC holds patents on the core technologies that make the new manufacturing technologies possible. The unprecedented levels of automation possible in the planetary condensers and factory ships are the driving force behind the exploitation of space-based resources. It offers its members incredible benefits through its corporate wholesale stores that give employees access to very cheap manufactured goods. To have a relative gain employment in EC is a major economic boost for the family.
EuroCore is a successful corporation established largely by the FDC exiles known as TSS. The TSS built the Core based on three principles, Courage, Honor, and Faction.
These are the hallmarks exhibited by all ranking officials and are still in practice today.
The Heads of three families, controlling the majority stock in the Corporation, formed what is now called the Stockholders. The Stockholders allusive members, who hand down policy to the Faction leader while remaining anonymous to most people, are only known as the “Holders”. EuroCore now holds a monopoly over all manufacturing and production on Earth and satellites, which gives them the advantage of having more plants then any other faction.
“Perfection is our tradition.”