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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi) and an estimated population of about 513 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states in those matters, and only those matters, where members have agreed to act as one. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries and regional development. For travel within the Schengen Area, passport controls have been abolished. A monetary union was established in 1999 and came into full force in 2002 and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told colleagues he does not expect to be able to reach full "legally operable" deal covering the Irish border at a..
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The European Union has rejected a request from the British government for a Brexit deal without a Irish backstop in.
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Britain and the European Union are not yet close to a Brexit deal that could safely resolve the Irish border riddle and London needs to come up with serious..
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Ireland said on Friday that the European Union and the United Kingdom were not yet close to a Brexit deal that resolved the Irish border issue but the mood music..
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There is a 'wide gap' between solutions UK government is proposing and what the EU will be able to support, says Coveney
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It comes after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said a deal can be reached by 31 October.
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Britain finally put some documents on the table on Thursday to break an impasse in its Brexit talks with the EU, but the bloc is worried that London is banking..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday some progress was being made in Brexit talks but that Britain should still prepare to leave the European..
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By Foo Yun CheeBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Romania's anti-corruption chief Laura Codruta Kovesi will become the European Union's first fraud prosecutor... ......
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The Prime Minister will not be bound by an “artificial deadline” to produce formal written proposals to resolve the Brexit deadlock, the Government has said...
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A UK government statement says the written documents "reflect the ideas the UK has put forward".
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Romania's anti-corruption chief Laura Codruta Kovesi will become the European Union's first fraud prosecutor after EU countries changed tack and backed her,..
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Britain's Brexit minister on Thursday urged the European Union to show flexibility and creativity in striking a deal, although he stuck to his country's position..
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The European Commission has no firm deadline for when Britain should make a formal proposal to break the deadlock over Brexit, but says it should be presented..
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Britain has submitted some proposals in writing of how it would like the stalled Brexit deal to be amended, a spokeswoman for the European Union's executive..
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Britain has shared technical papers with the European Union setting out the changes it is seeking to a Brexit deal with the bloc and will put forward formal..
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MPs in Vienna deal a blow to a landmark agreement which cannot pass without all EU states backing it.
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Britain's Supreme Court will hear a third and final day of legal arguments on Thursday over whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he..
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Ireland said on Thursday that the United Kingdom had failed to supply credible Brexit proposals, adding that there had been no breakthrough at talks last night..
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Britain's Brexit minister Stephen Barclay urged the European Union to show flexibility and creativity over Brexit on Thursday, saying the Irish backstop..
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A deal to leave the European Union would help manage issues including the treatment of international business groups and logistics around the British territory..
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British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday the so called backstop on the Irish border as part of a divorce deal with the European Union "has to..
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Documentary also shows Mr Cameron admitting he asked the Queen to intervene in the Scottish independence referendum
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The Finnish PM says EU leaders need written proposals by the end of September - and France's Emmanuel Macron agrees.
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The Northern Ireland party whose support is crucial to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Wednesday it believed a deal could be secured for an..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the "father of lies" who shut down the mother of parliaments in the run-up to Brexit, Britain's Supreme Court heard Wednesday. In..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have a "shared determination" to reach a deal over Brexit, Johnson's..
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European Council President Donald Tusk and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson are due to hold bilateral talks on Brexit on the sidelines of a U.N. session in..
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Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday to offer Britain the choice of leaving the European Union with a "credible" deal or staying in the..
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Apple accused the European Commission of misunderstanding its business on day two of the iPhone maker's appeal against a $14 billion tax order, in a dispute that..
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Britain's opposition Labour Party wants to do everything it can to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking the country out of the European Union without a deal..
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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday that if he won power he would hold an in-out referendum on Brexit but repeatedly..
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The European Union warned on Wednesday that Britain was headed for a damaging no-deal Brexit, with London's ideas for solving the contentious issue of the Irish..
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In a major blow to Pakistan, several Ministers of European Parliament (MEPs) have called out the Islamic nation for providing "sanctuary" to terrorists and for..
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U.S. investment bank JPMorgan said on Wednesday it was negative about the prospects of Prime Minister Boris Johnson striking a Brexit deal at the Oct. 17-18 EU..
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Liz Truss says she wants 'fully comprehensive trade deal' reflecting the fact that Britons and Australians want to live and work in each others' countries
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The European Union delivered a stark warning on Wednesday that Britain was headed for a damaging no-deal Brexit, with London's ideas on replacing the contentious..
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The European Union should not agree to another Brexit extension unless Britain underpins such a request with a proposal on how to unlock a domestic deadlock and..
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U.S. investment bank JPMorgan said on Wednesday it was negative about the prospects of Prime Minister Boris Johnson striking a Brexit deal at the Oct. 17-18 EU..
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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has told Boris Johnson to stop "pretending" he is negotiating a Brexit deal, amid concerns that the prime minister is not trying..
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STRASBOURG, FRANCE — European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says the risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal...
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The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned on Wednesday not to underestimate the consequences of any no-deal Brexit and said issues raised by Britain's..
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A deal to ensure a smooth British exit from the European Union is still possible, but the risk of a no-deal is also "very real", European Commission President..
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It is quite likely that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal at the end of October, Finland's minister for European affairs told EU lawmakers on..
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Britain's turbulent experience divorcing from the European Union means there are no longer questions about other countries trying to leave the bloc, ECB..
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The European Union's outgoing president, Donald Tusk, on Tuesday urged the bloc's members to back entry talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying they had..
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Britain's Liberal Democrats face the fight of their lives to rescue the country from the negative effects of leaving the EU, party leader Jo Swinson said on..
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Just as the United States is seeking less frosty ties with the new leaders of the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron has seized the helm of..
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Ireland wants a deal on an orderly British exit from the European Union but Britain has so far failed to come up with a written plan, Irish foreign minister..
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Politicians and diplomats concerned about Xavier Bettel's forthright criticism
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Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party faces the fight of its life to rescue the country from the negative effects of leaving the EU, leader Jo Swinson..
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The European Union's order to Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes "defies reality and common sense", the U.S. firm said as the two sides..
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The European Union has pushed back against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's assertion that a new Brexit deal was in the making.
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The European Parliament backed Christine Lagarde on Tuesday as the next president of the European Central Bank, paving the way for her to become the first woman..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government will head to Britain's top court on Tuesday in a bid to overturn his decision to suspend parliament until shortly..
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Members of the European parliamentary group that includes French president Emmanuel Macron’s party want a five-year delay to Brexit, it has emerged, as Prime..
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No amount of planning can prepare Britain for the disruption of leaving the European Union without a deal, Jo Swinson, leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat..
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Shares in Airbus and French luxury goods exporters fell on Monday as the European Union acknowledged it may face U.S. tariffs in a long-running dispute over..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said he would obey the law but would still take Britain out of the European Union at the end of October with or without a..
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The incoming chief of the EU's executive on Monday defended her decision to name among the line-up of new European Commission members an official responsible for..
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Prime minister also refuses, seven times, to say how he will defy the law to avoid a Halloween crash-out - declining to rule out taking parliament to court
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The European Union’s frustration with Boris Johnson about his Brexit strategy was laid bare after the Prime Minister met the bloc’s top official Jean-Claude..
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Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to..
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