European Union

Economic and political union of European states

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3ย km2 (1,634,469.0ย sqย mi) and an estimated total population of about 447 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. Passport controls have been abolished for travel within the Schengen Area. A monetary union was established in 1999, coming into full force in 2002, and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency. The EU has often been described as a sui generis political entity.

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The UK is "absolutely not" trying to provoke a row with the EU over post-Brexit border arrangements, after the government's intervention saw the bloc threaten..
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Australia has hit back at the EU's move to block a shipment of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine - suggesting the bloc was trying to "tear up the rule book".ย 
11 hours ago • Sky News
The EU's vaccination drive has been a bumpy ride - but its rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab has been especially so.
19 hours ago • Sky News
French residents who travel to Germany daily for work have reacted angrily after being told they must now get COVID tests every two days in order to cross the..
22 hours ago • Sky News
Italy and the European Commission have blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine destined for Australia.
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Italy and the European Commission have blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine destined for Australia.
22 hours ago • Sky News
The European Union has said it will take legal action over Britain's "unilateral action" over the Northern Ireland protocol.
2 days ago • Sky News
Border disruption with the EU, caused in part by Brexit, is expected to cause an economic hit in the first three months of this year, according to Whitehall's..
2 days ago • Sky News
EU proposals for a vaccine passport could kick start tourism across the bloc from as early as June - raising hopes lockdown-weary Britons could enjoy a summer..
Credit: Sky News - Published 3 days ago

The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions targeting a number of senior Russian officials and businesses over the attempted murder and..
3 days ago • Sky News
Austria and Denmark are to stop relying solely on the European Union for coronavirus vaccines and begin a partnership with Israel.
3 days ago • Sky News
European countries are revising their refusal to give older people the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following the release of fresh data.
3 days ago • Sky News
The UK will discuss with the EU the bloc's proposals to create a vaccine passport that could allow people to travel more freely in time for the summer holidays.
4 days ago • Sky News
European sources said Europe and India are now converging on their national and continental priorities. โ€œWe have five priorities. All these are priorities for..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 5 days ago

The United Nations body on climate change on Friday released an initial synthesis report on updated climate actions of various countries, pointing out that their..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

European Union leaders are divided over developing vaccine passports to open the continent up to tourism this summer.
1 week ago • Sky News
Fraudsters are trying to cash in on mistakes made by the EU's coronavirus vaccination campaign by offering millions of scam jabs to member states.
1 week ago • Sky News
Fraudsters are trying to cash in on mistakes made by the EU's coronavirus vaccination campaign by offering millions of scam jabs to member states.
Credit: Sky News - Published 1 week ago

Fraudsters are trying to cash in on mistakes made by the EU's coronavirus vaccination campaign by offering millions of scam jabs to member states.
Credit: Sky News - Published 1 week ago

Fraudsters are trying to cash in on mistakes made by the EU's coronavirus vaccination campaign by offering millions of scam jabs to member states.
1 week ago • Sky News
The UK government has been told to "act unilaterally" over the controversial Northern Ireland protocol in its trade deal with the EU.
1 week ago • Sky News
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey has warned Brussels against creating a "serious escalation" by forcing firms to relocate euro clearing business away from..
1 week ago • Sky News

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