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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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British churchgoers will be encouraged to discuss Brexit over tea and prayers as the Church of England appeals for unity in the face of uncertainty and division..
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European Union foreign ministers fear a Brexit paralysis and they want the issue resolved, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said after a meeting with his EU..
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LONDON: One of the most influential Brexit-backing lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s party gave the strongest hint to date on Monday that rebels might..
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A third 'meaningful vote' seemed certain, but is now in huge doubt - meanwhile, there is an EU summit looming
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Cracks appeared in the ranks of rebel Conservative lawmakers opposed to Prime Minister Theresa's May's Brexit plans on Monday but she had yet to win over enough..
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German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Monday welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to stimulate debate about the future of the European project..
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The United Kingdom voted in 2016 to leave the European Union but it is still uncertain when or if that will happen.
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Britain could ask the European Union for a Brexit delay even after the bloc's March 21-22 summit, a senior diplomat said, suggesting that the decisive moment for..
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Brexit-supporting Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday that a bad exit deal was better than staying in the European Union, the strongest hint to..
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff on Monday said the issue of extending the delay for Britain's exit from the European Union is not uncontroversial among..
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A Brexit-supporting British lawmaker said a "lot of people" in parliament still remained opposed to Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union withdrawal deal,..
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German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday it was worthwhile giving more time to reach an agreement with Britain over its exit from the European Union,..
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Boris Johnson says it would be "absurd" to vote again on the PM's Brexit plan before further EU talks.
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Former British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said that there was still time for the UK government to get "real change" to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a stark warning to lawmakers that if they do not back her Brexit deal, there is the possibility the country "will..
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The EU is wargaming for the fall of British Prime Minister Theresa May amid a complete collapse in confidence in her after a week of chaos over Brexit, a leaked..
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Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said he would encourage his government to agree to a Brexit extension ahead of a European Union summit this week.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has indicated he could vote to leave the EU if there is another Brexit referendum.
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Esther McVey, a former British minister who resigned from government over Theresa May's Brexit deal, said on Sunday she would back the prime minister's plan to..
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Labour is preparing to offer its most strident support yet for a second referendum by voting for a plan to put Theresa May’s deal to a public vote. The..
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Prime Minister Theresa May's warned lawmakers that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from the European..
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'To those outside the Westminster bubble, the parliamentary games on Brexit are baffling: a weird combination of snakes and ladders, chess and all-in wrestling,'..
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Prime Minister Theresa May's warned lawmakers that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from the European..
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The European Union is war-gaming for the collapse of Prime Minister Theresa May's government after her Brexit divorce deal suffered two crushing defeats, the..
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Arch eurosceptic Nigel Farage led a hundred anxious Brexit backers Saturday through the mud of England's industrial northeast towards London, demanding certainty..
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Ireland's Tánaiste (Deputy prime minister) and foreign minister, Simon Coveney, says the Irish government "won't be an obstacle" to an extension to the Brexit..
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Nigel Farage, the politician who probably did more than anyone else to force Britain's referendum on membership of the European Union, joined protesters at the..
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Britain must take part in European parliamentary elections if its departure from the European Union is pushed back beyond July 1, Austria's delegate to Brexit..
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Russia will respond to new European Union sanctions, its foreign ministry said on Saturday, without saying what action it would take.
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A lawmaker from Britain's governing Conservatives quit his local party on Saturday because of clashes over Brexit, as the decision to leave the European Union..
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Russia will not leave new European Union sanctions unanswered, the foreign ministry was cited by the RIA news agency as saying in a statement on Saturday.
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By Paul Carrel BERLIN (Reuters) - Delaying Britain's exit from the European Union could present an opportunity to rework the bloc's approach to negotiating with..
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LONDON (Reuters) - From Brexit-inspired art to newspaper front pages leading up to Britain's 2016 referendum on European Union membership, a new London..
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By William James and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - The Northern Irish party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May's government said it had good talks with..
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The United States, Canada and European Union on Friday imposed fresh sanctions to punish Russia for its 2018 attack on three Ukrainian ships as well as its..
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The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union is uncertain nearly three years since the 2016 Brexit vote.
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The United States, Canada and European Union imposed sweeping sanctions on Friday over Russia's actions against Ukraine, including its 2018 attack on Ukrainian..
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EU leaders on Friday called for clarity from Britain before considering any delay to Brexit after a series of chaotic votes by MPs just two weeks before the..
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Stephen Barclay insists UK 'shouldn't be afraid' to leave without an agreement, despite parliament having voted to rule it out
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The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Friday that the European Union should agree to a delay of Britain's departure..
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Agriculture Commissioner says plan is not compatible with WTO rules
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LONDON: EU leaders on Friday called for clarity from Britain before considering any delay to Brexit after a series of chaotic votes by MPs just two weeks before..
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U.S. stocks rose on Friday as investors took heart from positive signs regarding trade talks between the United States and China and after UK lawmakers voted to..
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Alphabet unit Google is likely to be hit with a third EU antitrust fine next week related to its AdSense advertising service, a person familiar with the matter..
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U.S. stocks rose slightly at open on Friday following a report of progress in trade talks between the United States and China and after UK lawmakers voted to..
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European Union leaders will tell Prime Minister Theresa May next week how much longer Britain can stay in the bloc as British lawmakers struggle to agree on how..
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday that he wanted European Parliament elections in May to give Europe "strong leaders" who would strengthen..
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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban still needs to do more to avoid the expulsion of his anti-immigration Fidesz party from the main European conservative..
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Global stocks rose on Friday after a report that U.S.-China trade talks were making progress and a vote by UK lawmakers to delay Britain's exit from the European..
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Many European Union leaders want a clear idea of how Britain would use any extension to the Brexit process before granting a delay, Irish finance minister..
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Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy warned lawmakers on Friday that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from..
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Profits at German high-end carmaker BMW tumbled in 2018, the firm said Friday, with trade headwinds and tough new EU emissions tests' drag on performance set to..
3 days ago • WorldNews
With just 14 days until the Brexit deadline and no plan in place for how the country will leave the EU, it's probably safe to say that nobody has a clue what's..
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'If parliament votes either for Theresa May's 'deal' (which keeps us in the EU by the back door) or to remain in the EU, the referendum result will not have been..
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