European Union

Economic and political union of European states

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3 km2 (1,634,469.0 sq mi) and an estimated total population of about 447 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. Passport controls have been abolished for travel within the Schengen Area. A monetary union was established in 1999, coming into full force in 2002, and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency. The EU has often been described as a sui generis political entity.

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Projections suggest a referendum on annulling a pact with the European Union has failed.
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This is the fourth virtual summit of PM Modi with any global Leader during the COVID-19 crisis after he virtually met with leaders of Australia, EU & Sri Lanka.
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London (CNN)It's no secret that Donald Trump is no big fan of the European Union. Over the past four years, the US President has talked positively about Brexit..
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Switzerland isn't in the EU, but it does enjoy access to free trade - on condition of it also having free movement.
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BRUSSELS : EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on Friday appealed a court ruling dismissing her order to iPhone maker Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($15..
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EU court ruling that the tech giant does not have to pay hefty back taxes to Ireland goes back to court.
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LONDON (Reuters) – The European Commission on Thursday set out plans to create what its officials described as the world’s most comprehensive set of rules..
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London: A surge in Covid-19 cases in Europe risks becoming a deadly double epidemic of flu and coronavirus infections, EU health officials warned on Thursday as..
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - President Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday, saying his abrupt..
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Alexander Lukashenko took the oath of office in secret after winning re-election in a disputed vote.
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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Behold the mighty European Union, second only to the U.S. in economic heft. But also witness what a minnow it is in world diplomacy. Is it..
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has argued that the EU should focus on strengthening its external borders and fighting human smugglers, rather than reviving a..
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Exporters to the EU face two-day delays to trade after transition period ends, a cabinet minister warns.
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A new migration pact is set to be announced, but the measures are likely to face some opposition.
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Britain's failure to reach an agreement with the EU in post-Brexit trade talks could hit the economy three times harder than coronavirus, a think tank has..
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A security guard tested positive for the virus, forcing EU chief Charles Michel to quarantine.
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Ankara said on Tuesday the European Union’s decision to impose sanctions on a Turkish firm accused of breaking a UN arms embargo on Libya was evidence of the..
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany's Europe Minister Michael Roth urged Britain on Tuesday to drop plans for a bill that would break the country's obligations to the..
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As expected, Alexei Navalny's case is seriously tearing apart relationship between European Union and Russian Federation. The alleged "poisoning" of the..
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BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday were weighing whether to impose sanctions on dozens of Belarus officials, including President..
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UK World Trade Organisation nominee Liam Fox is hoping to snare further European Union votes as the bloc showed signs of a split over who should be the next..
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They sound such an unlikely duo. Joe Biden's easy American drawl and Ursula von der Leyen's accented English are of different worlds. But they spoke in harmony..
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Belarus opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya will address the UN Human Rights Council by video on September 18 during an urgent debate called by the..
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