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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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Just 34 per cent of voters want a Halloween no deal if no agreement possible – blowing hole in prime minister's claim of a mandate
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Brazil's backsliding on Amazon conservation under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and a likely Peronist return to power in Argentina could delay or even..
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The European Union is united and ready for all scenarios related to Britain's planned departure from the bloc, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on..
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The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said lawmakers who oppose his proposal to lead an emergency government should consider the threat posed..
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The leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats party said on Friday two senior lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition have indicated willingness to lead..
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An Iranian tanker detained in Gibraltar for breaching EU sanctions could be allowed to leave on Friday, though a last minute U.S. legal bid to halt it could yet..
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Britain said on Thursday Iran must abide by assurances it had given that the Grace 1 tanker would not travel to Syria, and said it would not allow Iran or anyone..
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked..
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants who have been blocked from docking in Italy,..
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Opposition parties launched rival campaigns to topple Prime Minister Boris Johnson and stop him taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal,..
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Spain is willing to take some of around 150 migrants on a rescue ship that has been blocked from docking in Italy, under a broader deal being negotiated with..
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Germany's government expects Britain to crash out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal in place on their future relations, the Handelsblatt business..
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Germany's government expects Britain to crash out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal in place on their future relations, the Handelsblatt business..
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The U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Iranian tanker Grace 1, which is being held in Gibraltar on suspicion of smuggling oil to Syria in breach..
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The PM says opposition to Brexit in Parliament means the EU is less likely to compromise on a deal.
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The British parliament is set for a September showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "do or die" pro-Brexit government and those implacably opposed to..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly said he will take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without an exit deal. His opponents say they..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday some British lawmakers hoping to block Brexit were engaged in "terrible" collaboration with the European Union by..
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Germany wants Britain to maintain a close partnership with the European Union after its divorce from the bloc, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that some British lawmakers who thought they could bloc Brexit were engaging in a "terrible" collaboration with..
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Accusing rebel MPs and EU of 'a terrible collaboration', prime minister admits: 'The longer that goes on, the more likely it is of course that we will be forced..
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A campaigner who wanted to prosecute British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allegedly lying about the benefits of Brexit before the 2016 European Union..
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Parliament will block a no-deal Brexit if unelected people behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson try to wrench Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without..
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The House of Commons speaker plans to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson from bypassing parliament to take Britain out of the European Union, the Telegraph..
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Leaving the EU without a deal would "break up the UK", former chancellor warns.
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'We're going to be depriving ourselves of a lot of information that we will be spending the next few years trying to find out by other means'
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'Let Us Be Heard' event will be week later than planned - taking it to just 12 days before date when Boris Johnson is threatening a crash-out departure
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Exclusive: The Russell Group calls on Boris Johnson to provide certainty to staff to prevent exodus
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes the European Union will cave in at the last minute and do a Brexit deal with him to "save Ireland", the Sun..
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A majority of Britons believe Prime Minister Boris Johnson must take Britain out of the European Union "by any means", even if that involves suspending..
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Britain's intelligence agencies expect close relations with European and other foreign spy services to continue regardless of plans to quit the European Union,..
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'It makes no sense to direct public subsidies to estates that are systematically damaging the country's biggest carbon sink'
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U.S. President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union that Washington will support with a U.S.-UK free trade agreement,..
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Rapid rebuttal unit to 'react quickly to Brexit-related stories as part of preparations to leave the EU on 31 October'
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U.S. President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union that Washington will support with a U.S.-UK free trade agreement,..
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U.S. President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union that Washington will support with a U.S.-UK free trade agreement,..
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As the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain to leave the European Union approaches, health professionals are warning that shortages of some medicines could worsen in..
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'It shows sheer hypocrisy from Cummings that his farm has raked in hundreds of thousands from the 'absurd subsidies' he so often criticises'
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New leader described controversial figures Tommy Robinson, Katie Hopkins and Milo Yiannopoulos as 'cutting edge free-speech advocates' in his campaign poster
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A no-deal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government pretends otherwise, outgoing..
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Britain will spend "whatever it takes" before its departure date from the European Union to prepare for the possibility of leaving without a divorce deal, the..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to all government employees on Friday to tell them that preparing for a no-deal exit from the European Union is his..
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Britain will spend "whatever it takes" before its due departure date from the European Union to prepare for the possibility of leaving without a divorce deal,..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to all government civil servants to tell them that preparing for a no-deal exit from the European Union is his..
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BNP Paribas on Friday raised the probability of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union without a deal to 50% from 40%, pointing to a volatile..
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The British economy shrank unexpectedly for the first time since 2012 in the second quarter, dragged down by a slump in manufacturing just as Prime Minister..
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Britain's foreign minister on Thursday pressed the European Union to amend the terms of Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to take..
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Britain's foreign minister on Thursday pressed the European Union to amend the terms of Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to take..
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If Brussels does not show flexibility on amending the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, it will have to take responsibility for a no-deal..
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The European Commission should help 121 migrants who have spent a week aboard a Spanish rescue boat to find refuge, European Parliament speaker David Sassoli..
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Parliament should honor the 2016 Brexit referendum and leave the European Union on Oct. 31, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday when asked if..
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With 84 days until exit day, PM is confident Brussels will show 'common sense'
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