European Union

Political and economic union

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 4,233,255.3 km2 (1,634,469.0 sq 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 world's largest travel firm has warned it may be forced to cancel holiday flights to Portugal, just as the UK allows them again, because of a continuing EU..
4 days ago • Sky News
Amazon has won a legal fight with the European Union (EU) over an order it had tp pay €250m (£214m) in back taxes to Luxembourg.
5 days ago • Sky News
The European Union's envoy to India Ugo Astuto has said, "We want to work together so that we can shape the global agenda".
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday "invited" EU to support proposal by India and South Africa to waive patents on Covid-19 vaccines.
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

During the summit today, several EU leaders individually thanked India for the medical supplies last year as Europe battled the pandemic.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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