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Economic and poitical union of states located in Europe

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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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The agreement to extend Article 50 struck by EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday night means that "anything is possible" for Brexit, Donald Tusk has said.
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The Swiss government said on Friday Britons will be exempt from visa requirements to enter Switzerland in case Britain leaves the EU without a withdrawal..
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France said on Friday that Britain would crash out of the European Union on April 12 if it fails to ratify the Brexit withdrawal agreement and present a new..
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Europeans don't want Britons to vote in May's EU parliamentary election, the lead candidate for the center-right said on Friday, in part because Nigel Farage and..
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Glen Mhor Hotel, a picturesque base for tourists hunting Scotland's Loch Ness monster, is struggling to find staff for the summer season as workers from the..
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Tightlipped and evasive, Theresa May parried questions until EU chiefs asked her to leave Thursday's Brexit summit meeting and embarked on a negotiation among..
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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar issued a tongue-in-cheek reminder on Friday that European Union and non-EU countries - which neighbouring Britain is due to..
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May used to promise "strong and stable" government. Fellow EU leaders used to believe her. But then came almost three..
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EasyJet said it was ready to suspend the voting rights of a small number of shares to comply with rules that require 50% plus one share of the company to be..
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Britain will crash out of the European Union on April 12 if its lawmakers again vote down the Brexit withdrawal agreement and the government fails to present a..
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European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May a two week reprieve before Britain could leave the bloc without an exit deal if she fails to win..
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European Union leaders on Friday gave Britain one final opportunity to avoid a no-deal Brexit. How did the British newspapers react to this postponement?..
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The EU has agreed to delay Brexit but with conditions. What does it mean? And what may happen next?
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The European Union underlined it does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump moved to do so for..
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Just days before the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union, the March 29 cliff edge was moved by two weeks to April 12 but it is still uncertain..
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Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel put the chances of Britain's parliament passing the withdrawal deal at 50-50 and said the best possible Brexit outcome..
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European Union leaders warned Britain on Friday it had a final opportunity to leave the bloc in an orderly fashion after giving Prime Minister Theresa May two..
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More Britons will back leaving the European Union without a deal after the European Union offered a delay to Brexit, the former leader of the United Kingdom..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is "very, very unlikely" to win support in parliament for the Brexit divorce deal she agreed with the European Union, a..
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If you have been paying attention to any news regarding the UK in recent weeks or months, you will likely know that the country’s..
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European Council president Donald Tusk said there was ‘a lot of space’ in hell when asked about comments on those who promoted Brexit without a plan. He was..
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Theresa May will once more urge MPs to back her deal after the EU says the UK's departure can be postponed.
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The sudden deluge of signatures attracted by the Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU petition crashed the Parliament's petitions site as Theresa May arrived..
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Britain would need time to legislate to take part in the 23 to 26 May election, and May has insisted it will not try, preferring in her words "to..
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After British Prime Minister Theresa May reassured them she could win a crunch vote in parliament next week to ensure an orderly Brexit, EU leaders were left..
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1. The European Council takes note of the letter of Prime Minister Theresa May of 20 March 2019.
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Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the EU, delaying..
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European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks' reprieve, until April 12, before Britain could lurch out of the EU if she fails to..
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French President Emmanuel Macron will host Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the leaders of Germany and the European Union’s executive arm at a March 26..
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BRUSSELS: The European Union has made clear its options for delaying Brexit and now it is time for...
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PM fails to impress her counterparts but EU leaders ultimately agree UK can have an unconditional extension until 12 April
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Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday welcomed the European Union's decision to delay Brexit, saying that lawmakers in the British parliament now had clear..
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday the European Union should cut funding and impose sanctions on members which pass laws that contravene core EU..
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Britain could leave the European Union without a Brexit deal on April 12 if lawmakers fail next week to back Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement with..
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Britain could leave the European Union without a Brexit deal on April 12 if lawmakers fail next week to back Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement with..
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European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday all Brexit options were still open for Britain until April 12 after a summit of EU leaders agreed on..
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'We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen – so vote now,'..
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EU said British lawmakers could delay until May 22 if they could come with a deal by next week, but if they couldn't, the exit will happen by April 12
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The European Union will grant Britain an extension to its Brexit negotiating period, but the length of the delay will depend on whether Prime Minister Theresa..
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European Union leaders were considering an offer of a two-stage Brexit delay on Thursday, depending on whether Prime Minister Theresa May gets her divorce deal..
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European Union leaders wrangled on Thursday over what kind of Brexit delay to offer Britain as their hopes faded that Prime Minister Theresa May can win over her..
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Emmanuel Macron will host Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the leaders of Germany and the European Union's executive arm at a March 26 meeting to discuss..
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European Union leaders were considering different options on delaying Brexit on Thursday, possibly until May 7, the end of the year or even leaving the date open..
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European Union leaders were discussing Brexit delay options on Thursday evening, mulling an extension until May 7th but also considering one until the end of the..
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The European Union's top antitrust regulator Margrethe Vestager on Thursday joined the fray for the presidency of the next European Commission, a post up for..
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The European Union could offer Britain a limited Brexit extension until May 22 if parliament supports UK prime minister Theresa May's twice-rejected divorce..
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European Union leaders will offer on Thursday to delay Brexit until May 22 at the latest -- but only if Prime Minister Theresa May can turn around massive..
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More than 1,000 people protested outside the Hungarian Academy of Science on Thursday to protest Prime Minister Viktor Orban's attempts to overhaul the..
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Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to..
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A draft EU document says the delay would come with the condition MPs approve the PM's deal next week.
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Ethiopian experts have begun analyzing the cockpit voice and flight data recorders, the so-called black boxes, of doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 alongside..
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The European Union will agree to hand Britain a Brexit delay until May 22 if its parliament approves the divorce agreement next week, according to draft..
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The UK will be heading for a no-deal Brexit if MPs reject Theresa May’s deal next week, EU leaders have warned – as they arrived at a summit in Brussels to..
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