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European Union

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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In William Shakespeare's ancient birthplace, discontent over Brexit runs even deeper than three years ago when this "scepter'd isle" shocked the world by voting..
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What Britons now think about leaving the EU and whether another referendum should be held.
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British lawmakers voted on Monday to wrest control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May for a day in a bid to find a way through the European Union divorce..
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British lawmakers face the question of who controls business in parliament, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Monday, trying to persuade them to reject a..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted on Monday she did not have enough support to pass her EU withdrawal deal as some in her party called on her to quit..
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'Significant human rights concerns' raised on behalf of EU nationals in UK
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EU officials said on Monday they had completed their plans for what they saw as an increasingly likely no-deal Brexit, piling pressure on British Prime Minister..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she was getting on with the job of delivering Brexit when asked if she would be leading the next phase of talks..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May would find it difficult to take Britain out of the European Union without a Brexit divorce deal after parliament expressed a..
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The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Monday that Prime Minister Theresa May's approach to Brexit had become "a national..
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Prime Minister Theresa May battled to keep control of Britain's exit from the European Union on Monday as some in her party called on her to quit and parliament..
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday he still hoped for a majority of British lawmakers to back a withdrawal agreement with the EU which would lead..
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European Union officials said on Monday it was increasingly likely Britain would leave the bloc without a divorce deal after April 12 and the EU had completed..
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Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Monday to keep control of Britain's exit from the European Union as some in her party called on her to quit and parliament..
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The European Commission is working on the assumption that Britain will leave the EU unless the UK government tells it otherwise, the European Commision said on..
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EU antitrust regulators fined U.S. sportswear maker Nike 12.5 million euros ($14.14 million) on Monday for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising..
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EU antitrust regulators fined U.S. sportswear maker Nike 12.5 million euros ($14.14 million) on Monday for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising..
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'prepararedness and contingency' work now finished
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The European Union believes that a no-deal Brexit is "increasingly likely", EU officials said on Monday after the bloc gave Britain two more weeks to solve its..
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European Union ambassadors in Beijing will not be visiting China's western region of Xinjiang this week after receiving a government invitation, as such a trip..
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European Union ambassadors in Beijing will not be visiting China's far western region of Xinjiang this month after receiving an invitation from the government..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Monday to give a date for leaving office as the price to bring Brexit-supporting rebel lawmakers in her..
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France's European Affairs minister will resign later on Monday to lead President Emmanuel Macron's party in May's European Parliament elections, a government..
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British trade minister Liam Fox said on Monday that Britain might not leave the European Union if Prime Minister Theresa May's deal is not approved by..
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Mark Field says he would be 'happy' to cancel EU exit to end 'utter paralysis' gripping parliament
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British ministers will discuss how to address parliament's attempts to take control of Britain's departure from the European Union at 0900 GMT on Monday before a..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May told Brexit-supporting lawmakers on Sunday that she would quit if they voted for her twice-defeated European Union divorce..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May should be given time to get her Brexit deal through parliament before making way for someone else to lead the next phase of..
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Two foreign correspondents in Brussels gave us the European view on covering Brexit
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Brexit is due to occur as of March 29th. That is, at present, still very much the plan. However, the UK’s proposed divorce..
21 hours ago • One News Page Staff
British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Monday to give a date for leaving office as the price to bring Brexit-supporting rebel lawmakers in her..
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EU Economic Affairs and Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Monday he believed Britain would not leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.
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Rupert Murdoch's The Sun newspaper said in a front page editorial that Prime Minister Theresa May must on Monday announce she will stand down as soon as her..
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government could resume media campaigns against European Union bodies, he suggested on Sunday, as his nationalist Fidesz..
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The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union was in disarray on Sunday as Prime Minister Theresa May faced a possible plot by ministers to topple her and..
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Britain must find a way to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion rather than trying to oust Prime Minister Theresa May, finance minister Philip Hammond..
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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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Senior Tories may back the PM's deal if they know she will not lead the next stage of EU negotiations.
2 days ago • BBC News
British Prime Minister Theresa May's top ministers are moving to oust her within days, The Sunday Times reported, as her Brexit strategy lay in tatters just..
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Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as..
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Tens of thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union gathered to march through central London on Saturday to demand a new..
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Second most popular is 2016 petition calling for second EU referendum if winning vote did not reach 60 per cent threshold
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Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Saturday to set out plans for her departure, leading British newspapers reported, as her Brexit strategy lay in..
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Exclusive: Producers condemn 'confusion' over proof that items will be accepted as fit to eat - after last-gasp change of advice
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Thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will march through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the..
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The European Commission will next week urge EU countries to share more data to tackle cybersecurity risks related to 5G networks but will ignore U.S. calls to..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May hinted on Friday that she might not bring her European Union withdrawal deal back to parliament for a third time next week if..
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Analysis: Watching on from Brussels, EU leaders are getting the impression Britain can't be trusted to act responsibly, says Europe Correspondent Jon Stone
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European Union leaders called for an end to naivety on Friday in relations with Beijing and said China was a competitor whose markets were not sufficiently open,..
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