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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 EU's second most senior diplomat affirmed the bloc's support for the nuclear deal between world powers with Iran, including via the use of a new payment..
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Conservative candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May clashed on Sunday over how to win a deal to leave the European Union, with several saying..
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Britain's next prime minister has to take the country out of the European Union to defeat the challenge of Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, five of the six..
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'If he can't face five pretty friendly colleagues, how will he get on with 27 EU countries?'
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An official from Russia's security council described as absurd accusations that Moscow used disinformation to sway voters towards right-wing parties in last..
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The Russian government's security council described as absurd on Sunday accusations that Moscow spread disinformation to sway voters in last month's European..
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Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favorite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the..
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Swiss ties with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, face a critical test this week as Brussels decides whether the two sides have made enough..
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More than four years of negotiations have failed to yield a breakthrough on a new treaty between Switzerland and the European Union, by far its biggest trading..
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The Swiss government has drawn up measures that it says will help protect the domestic stock market should the European Union seek to block EU-based investors..
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British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday he was the alternative to Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May,..
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Britain's work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday it was a mistake to say the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what, a..
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the European Union to aim for a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, far more than the bloc's..
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A Brexit deal without the Northern Ireland "backstop" clause is as much a threat to Ireland as a no-deal Brexit, Ireland's prime minister said on Saturday,..
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Heads of European Union Mediterranean states offered full support on Friday for fellow EU member Cyprus in a dispute with Turkey over the ownership of offshore..
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Trade in instruments for torture and execution should be illegal and could one day be banned under an initiative spearheaded by the European Union, Argentina and..
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Trade in instruments for torture and execution should be illegal and could one day be banned under an initiative spearheaded by the European Union, Argentina and..
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French President Emmanuel Macron urged Turkey to stop "illegal activities" in Cyprus's exclusive economic zone and said the European Union would not back down on..
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Russian online outlets spread disinformation to sway voters in last month's European Union elections, the bloc said on Friday in a report calling for social..
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European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is hoping U.S. President Donald Trump meets his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the G20 summit in Japan..
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North Macedonia is likely to win European Union support to start membership talks later this year, diplomats say, but its Balkan neighbor Albania faces..
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Russian online outlets spread disinformation in an effort to sway voters in last month's European Union elections, the bloc said on Friday in a report calling..
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Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's prime minister, promised he would take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by Oct. 31, saying that only..
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The likelihood Britain and the European Union part ways without a deal has jumped in the past month, according to economists in a Reuters poll, as most..
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Leadership favourite also denies he has taken cocaine since teenage years - while admitting to 'single inconclusive event' as a youth
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The European Union called on Friday for maximum restraint amid mounting tensions over U.S. accusations against Iran over attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf..
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The European Union said online platforms must do more to combat disinformation, including sharing data on their efforts, after it tracked suspected Russian and..
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Philip Hammond says UK should stand by its existing obligations to the EU
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Britain's government is in "pretty good shape" if it needs to leave the European Union without a transition deal on Oct. 31, Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, the..
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Albanian police said on Wednesday they had broken up a criminal gang trafficking Syrian, Turkish and Iraqi migrants to western Europe from Greece and had..
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Britain is in "pretty good shape" if it needs to leave the European Union without a transition deal on Oct. 31, Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, the country's top..
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EU confidence that the UK would come out far worse is bad news for Tory leadership candidates planning brinkmanship
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Britain must be ready to leave the European Union without an exit deal on Oct. 31, interior minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday, as he seeks to succeed Theresa..
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The Slovak capital Bratislava on Thursday won the right to host a new European Union agency to oversee the labor market that is due to start operating this..
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Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, has told pro-Brexit lawmakers he would leave open the possibility of..
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Campaigners for a second Brexit referendum are planning another mass protest in London ahead of the date on which Britain is due to leave the European Union in..
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Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday with a commitment to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31,..
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Ethnic and racial minorities make up at least 10% of the EU's population but will hold just 5% of seats in the new European Parliament, leaving them..
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Several of the contenders to replace Prime Minister Theresa May have said Britain should leave the European Union on Oct. 31, even if that means a "no-deal"..
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Jeremy Hunt, one of the candidates vying to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, said the British parliament would likely block a no-deal Brexit so the country..
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The leaders of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic will discuss in Budapest on Thursday potential candidates for top jobs in the European Union..
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Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday with a commitment to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31,..
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Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday with a pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 and a..
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Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday with a pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 and a..
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The European Commission on Wednesday said a no-deal Brexit was "very much possible" as it updated its contingency preparations and told countries, companies and..
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Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, was the face of the official campaign to leave the European Union. But he has made..
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Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he was not aiming to leave the European Union without a deal but it was only responsible to prepare for..
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It will take "six to eight months" to build up supplies of medicines for a no-deal Brexit, a leaked cabinet note says – undermining Boris Johnson's threat to..
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Boris Johnson, favorite to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, will commit on Wednesday to taking Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, warning the..
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Ireland's prime minister warned British lawmakers on Tuesday against making "a terrible political miscalculation" of thinking their rejection of the Brexit..
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that he would support German Chancellor Angela Merkel if she were to seek to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as..
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The European Union moved closer on Tuesday to taking disciplinary action over Italy's growing debt, as authorities in Rome made tentative steps to avert a..
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The stalled EU-UK divorce treaty will not change with the arrival of a new prime minister in London, the outgoing head of the European Union's executive said on..
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'I don't like what is happening,' Jean-Claude Juncker said
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The European Union's chief executive pledged on Tuesday to clear up Switzerland's concerns about a draft treaty to govern ties so that Bern can endorse it by..
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the British government of lacking "maturity" by withholding diplomatic support for her trip to visit EU officials..
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Home office report pointed to 'genuine rise in hate crime around the time of the EU referendum' - but Vote Leave leader rejects any connection
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Rebuilding diplomatic ties with Ireland is the key to getting a better Brexit deal from the European Union, says Mark Harper, the self-styled "serious underdog"..
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