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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 4,475,757ย km2 (1,728,099ย sqย 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's 28 national leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over how ambitious their climate goals should be and who should navigate the bloc..
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British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed a second referendum on any Brexit deal on Wednesday, his strongest support yet for a vote he said must..
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British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday it was "right to demand" a second referendum on any Brexit deal, his strongest backing yet for a..
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British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday it was "right to demand" a second referendum on any deal to leave the European Union, saying any..
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European Union leaders are likely to extend sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea by another 6 months on Thursday, senior EU official said.
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Berlin is striving for an agreement on who will take the European Union's top jobs by July 2 - when the new European Parliament convenes - in the hope of..
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British leadership favourite Boris Johnson won the endorsement of a key Brexit-backing rival on Wednesday despite accusations he was softening his rhetoric on..
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Iran is in talks with Russia and China on a possible settlement mechanism in case discussions with EU over a nuclear deal fail, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme..
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Poland's crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union's biggest ex-communist member, the country's ombudsman for..
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Germany is still looking into the financial implications of a ruling of the EU's highest court against a planned highway toll system for cars, the transport..
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As per officials, eight of the European Union's 28 countries have pledged to phase out coal for electricity production by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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Germany has canceled its contracts with the companies charged with setting up a highway toll systems for cars, a transport ministry spokesman said on Wednesday..
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Switzerland's political system of painstaking consensus-building requires more time to strike a deal with the European Union on a new treaty, Foreign Minister..
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Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Tuesday the issue of what to do with the Irish border after Brexit could be..
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Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's prime minister, repeated his pledge on Tuesday that he would take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by..
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European Union governments failed on Tuesday to make good on a promise to open membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, which face further delays to..
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A planned German highway toll for cars discriminates against foreign drivers and breaches European Union law, the EU's highest court ruled on Tuesday, forcing..
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday her transport minister would look at how to proceed after the EU's top court rejected plans to introduce a German..
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Cyprus and Greece heaped pressure on the EU on Tuesday to take action against Turkey over gas drilling in disputed waters, as Ankara said it would step up..
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Germany will accept and immediately implement the EU top court decision that a planned highway toll for cars breaches European law, Germany's transport minister..
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A decision by the European Court of Justice to strike down German government plans to impose a highway toll that favors German drivers over their EU peers is..
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Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said on Tuesday he was confident the European Union would take a tougher stance toward Turkey in an escalating dispute over..
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The EU top court ruling that a planned German highway toll breaches EU law is surprising, Germany's VDA car industry association said on Tuesday.
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A majority of EU governments led by Italy sought on Tuesday to make good on a promise to open EU membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, which face..
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Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said on Tuesday he expected the European Union would deliver a stronger message to Turkey against endeavors by Ankara to..
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The biggest contributor to Indian exports has been the US, accounting for nearly Rs 5,000 crore worth of exports, followed by old arms partner Israel and the..
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A planned German highway toll for cars discriminates against foreign drivers and breaches European Union law, the EU's highest court said on Tuesday.
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A European rights watchdog said on Tuesday that the European Union was violating international law with its increasingly restrictive stance on migration and..
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Italy is the United States' most reliable ally in Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday, keen to present himself as a strong, trustworthy..
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European Union states were at loggerheads on Monday over starting talks with Albania and North Macedonia to enter the bloc, while Cyprus threatened to veto any..
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Albania's parliament approved a series of laws on Monday aimed at plugging holes in legislation against money laundering as part of efforts to persuade the..
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The European Union will only react to any Iranian breach of the 2015 nuclear deal if the International Atomic Energy Agency formally identifies one, the top..
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Iran will quit a treaty against the spread of nuclear weapons unless European powers save a separate 2015 atomic deal that Washington abandoned last year, a..
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Britain's paralysis over implementing the decision to leave the European Union has damaged its standing on the world stage, said foreign minister Jeremy Hunt,..
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Interior minister Sajid Javid, a contender to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he would vote to leave the European Union if Britain held a..
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A European Union diplomat said on Monday that Swiss stock exchanges are set to lose their access to EU investors from July because Brussels and Switzerland have..
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The European Commission will discuss the European Union's relations with Switzerland at its next meeting on Tuesday, but does not expect to take any decisions at..
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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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Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalize Turkey, including the possible option of sanctions, if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for..
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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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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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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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