European Union

Political and economic union of 27 European states

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The union has a total area of 4,233,255.3 km2 (1,634,469.0 sq mi) and an estimated total population of about 447 million. An internal single market has been established through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states in those matters, and only those matters, where the states 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. The eurozone is a monetary union established in 1999, coming into full force in 2002, that is composed of the 19 EU member states that use the euro currency. The EU has often been described as a sui generis political entity with the characteristics of either a federation or confederation.

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The UK, US and EU have formally accused Russia of being behind a cyber attack targeting a satellite communications network used in Ukraine.
6 days ago • Sky News
New laws to outlaw guerrilla-style climate protests that have caused misery for the public are being unveiled in a bumper Queen's Speech.
1 week ago • Sky News

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