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Economic and political union of European states

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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 European Union scrambled to get a call with Ukraine's president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday as Western powers wondered whether the TV comic would..
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The European Union delivered formal congratulations to Ukraine's novice president-elect on Monday but made clear it expects TV comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy to..
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Analysis: The stresses and strains on EU unity are bubbling up in Brussels
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Three-quarters of Tory councillors want prime minister to quit, a survey finds – while 96 per cent say Brexit crisis has damaged party
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The EU wants to screen foreign investment as concerns grow about China's role.
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Former stockbroker convicted of fraud says Ms May should play to people's emotions and build rapport with the Labour party
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Local Conservative group takes extraordinary step of refusing to help with the 23 May poll – insisting it 'should not be happening'
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There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc's chief executive said on Saturday, urging..
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An influential U.S. congressman has warned the European Union that any Brexit arrangement that undermines Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement could endanger..
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A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic..
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Italy's right-wing League has presented prominent anti-euro campaigners among its candidates for next month's European Parliament elections, reviving doubt about..
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An alliance of pro-EU conservative, socialist and liberal parties would win an absolute majority in next month's European Parliament election, though eurosceptic..
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The combined seats of the three existing groups would dominate the parliament
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British voters at the elections for the next European Parliament would strengthen eurosceptic groups, while the center-right would remain the largest grouping in..
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Second survey gives new party shock lead just weeks before 23 May vote
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Britain should use the next few months to "cool down and rethink" its decision to leave the European Union, the socialist candidate to head the next European..
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Law changes agreed by the European Parliament do not pass the "Christchurch test", an official says.
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A senior German official said on Thursday the European Union had no choice but to threaten tariffs on U.S. imports in a dispute over aircraft subsidies, but he..
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Fearful backbenchers urge Labour leader to shift his stance in manifesto after poll shows former Ukip leader on course to triumph with new Brexit Party
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Simon Coveney says Ireland will work to ensure the 'practical benefits' of EU citizenship continue to apply to people in Northern Ireland
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Nine Bosnians were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of being part of a gang that smuggled 140 migrants from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Iran into the European..
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Romania's Senate approved changes to the criminal code on Wednesday that could shut down a number of ongoing high-level graft cases in one of the European..
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The European Union will assess all options to protect its interests after the United States announced it would lift a ban on U.S. citizens filing lawsuits..
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Planes, tractors, food and handbags featured on a list of U.S. imports worth $20 billion that the European Union on Wednesday said it could hit with tariffs in a..
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Top US Democrat told Irish parliament: 'America will continue to stand with you in protecting the peace that the Good Friday accords have realised'
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Czech police said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Andrej Babis and others should stand trial for alleged fraud involving the handling of a 2 million euro..
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Nigel Farage's Brexit Party will top next month's election in Britain for the European parliament with 27 percent of the vote, far ahead of Prime Minister..
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Handbags, tractors, shovels and fish are part of an 11-page list of U.S. imports worth $20 billion that the European Union on Wednesday said it could hit with..
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New party surges ahead within a week of being launched and is on course to leave Labour and Conservatives trailing in its wake, survey suggests
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Vince Cable says his party - and voters - wanted parties 'offering the same message' to stand 'under the same banner'
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Exclusive: Experts dismiss chances of legislation passing by 22 May – putting prime minister on course for ballot box disaster and fresh threat to her job
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Interview: The Independent's Diplomatic Editor Kim Sengupta sat down with the President of Kosovo to discuss Brexit, the prospect of peace between Kosovo and..
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Casual and "on-demand" workers will now have better protections under EU law.
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The devastation of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral is blow to all Europe and all Europe will contribute to its rebuilding, leaders of the European Union declared on..
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The proposed law protects whistleblowers from dismissal, demotion and other forms of punishment.
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The president of the European Council has warned opponents of Brexit not to "give in to fatalism" and accept Britain's departure from the European Union.
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EU summit chair Donald Tusk on Tuesday called on Tuesday for the "dream" that Britain might give up on leaving the European Union not to be dismissed and urged..
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It's up to Britain when it chooses to exit the European Union, the bloc's chief executive said on Tuesday, adding that it was not his working assumption that..
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Government risks 'stumbling' into future trade talks with EU 'without a plan' – even if divorce deal is eventually approved by MPs
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Disagreements overshadow the approval by European Union countries of fresh trade talks with the US.
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Britain's exit from the European Union was postponed by a late night agreement in Brussels last week that gave Prime Minister Theresa May until Oct 31 to..
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Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation for..
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The European Union's bid to overhaul its two-decade old copyright rules cleared its final hurdle on Monday as EU governments backed the move forcing Google to..
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