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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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U.S. investment bank JPMorgan said on Wednesday it was negative about the prospects of Prime Minister Boris Johnson striking a Brexit deal at the Oct. 17-18 EU..
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The European Union should not agree to another Brexit extension unless Britain underpins such a request with a proposal on how to unlock a domestic deadlock and..
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The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned on Wednesday not to underestimate the consequences of any no-deal Brexit and said issues raised by Britain's..
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A deal to ensure a smooth British exit from the European Union is still possible, but the risk of a no-deal is also "very real", European Commission President..
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It is quite likely that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal at the end of October, Finland's minister for European affairs told EU lawmakers on..
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Britain's turbulent experience divorcing from the European Union means there are no longer questions about other countries trying to leave the bloc, ECB..
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The European Union's outgoing president, Donald Tusk, on Tuesday urged the bloc's members to back entry talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying they had..
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Britain's Liberal Democrats face the fight of their lives to rescue the country from the negative effects of leaving the EU, party leader Jo Swinson said on..
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Just as the United States is seeking less frosty ties with the new leaders of the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron has seized the helm of..
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Ireland wants a deal on an orderly British exit from the European Union but Britain has so far failed to come up with a written plan, Irish foreign minister..
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Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party faces the fight of its life to rescue the country from the negative effects of leaving the EU, leader Jo Swinson..
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The European Union has pushed back against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's assertion that a new Brexit deal was in the making.
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The European Parliament backed Christine Lagarde on Tuesday as the next president of the European Central Bank, paving the way for her to become the first woman..
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No amount of planning can prepare Britain for the disruption of leaving the European Union without a deal, Jo Swinson, leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said he would obey the law but would still take Britain out of the European Union at the end of October with or without a..
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The incoming chief of the EU's executive on Monday defended her decision to name among the line-up of new European Commission members an official responsible for..
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Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to..
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European Union ministers grilled Hungary on Monday over Prime Minister Viktor Orban's tightening of restrictions around free media, judges, academics, minorities..
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Hungary on its own will not veto a new delay to Britain's departure from the European Union, a top minister said on Monday, adding that a disorderly Brexit would..
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The European Commission said on Monday that London had still not proposed an alternative to the Irish backstop that has stymied a deal on Britain's exit from the..
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Talks between Britain and the European Union on an exit agreement will intensify, a statement from Prim Minister Boris Johnson's office said on Monday,..
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday he must present workable proposals to replace the Brexit..
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A Northern Irish rights campaigner whose case against Britain leaving the European Union without a deal was dismissed by Belfast's High Court last week succeeded..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was feeling "cautious" as he went into talks on a Brexit deal with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday,..
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Germany wants to cap the European Union's next budget for 2021-27 at 1% of the continent's economy, a scenario that would still see Berlin contribute some 10..
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The European Commission said on Monday it was important to determine the facts behind the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities before establishing who was..
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Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage says he believes Britain's departure from the European Union will be delayed again because parliament will reject Prime Minister..
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Britain's departure from the European Union will be delayed again because Prime Minister Boris Johnson's attempt to do a last minute deal with Brussels will be..
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The contours of a possible Brexit deal are now clear so divorce talks between Britain and the European Union are at a crucial juncture, British Foreign Secretary..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday the next few days would be key to his chances of securing a Brexit deal, and that an agreement with the..
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Britain's exit from the European Union without a divorce agreement would be a disaster and must be ruled out, Europe's biggest business organization said on..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes that he can strike a deal with the European Union within weeks, he said, writing in the Daily Telegraph newspaper.
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French far-right opposition leader Marine Le Pen waded into controversy over the appointment of an EU Commissioner for "protecting the European way of life",..
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The European Union warned on Sunday of a "real threat to regional security" in the Middle East after attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global..
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Britain's Liberal Democrats party on Sunday toughened its anti-Brexit stance, formally adopting a policy to cancel leaving the European Union if it wins power at..
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Britain's Liberal Democrats party leader Jo Swinson said on Sunday there was no Brexit deal that her party would vote for in parliament, saying her priority was..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fully committed to reaching a Brexit deal with the European Union, interior minister Priti Patel told the BBC on Sunday.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the unruly comic book character The Incredible Hulk late on Saturday in a newspaper interview where he..
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Former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah has joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrat party, barely a week after being expelled from the Conservative..
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Former British prime minister David Cameron, who took the decision in 2016 to hold a referendum on the country's membership of the European Union, said another..
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Gibraltar has extended port facilities to be able to handle more ships carrying goods as part of contingency plans if Britain leaves the European Union without..
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The Prague state attorney said on Friday he had halted a criminal investigation into whether Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis had abused EU subsidies, ending..
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EU and British Brexit negotiators will continue talks next week, a UK government spokeswoman said on Friday after the latest round of talks in Brussels.
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European Union negotiators are very concerned by the idea of handing Northern Ireland's devolved government the right to approve future regulatory changes as a..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there was the "rough shape" of a Brexit deal to be done and he was cautiously optimistic an agreement could..
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Leave.EU, a Brexit campaign group led by Arron Banks, will not face any further criminal investigation into the spending return it submitted after the European..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg on Monday to discuss Brexit, Johnson's office..
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The gap between Britain and the EU over Brexit is "very wide", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday, and the British government's Northern Irish..
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James Bowkett is a long-time Conservative Party supporter who voted in 2016 for Britain to leave the European Union.
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House of Commons speaker John Bercow, has promised to use "creativity" to ensure Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not ignore a law which would prevent him..
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The gap between Britain and the European Union in Brexit talks is "very wide" and British proposals on the Irish border fall very far short of what is needed,..
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Northern Ireland's largest political party on Friday said it would not allow the British region to be forced to accept EU regulations after Brexit, shooting down..
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Northern Ireland's largest political party on Friday said it would reject the imposition of EU regulations on the region under any British EU exit deal unless..
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Belfast's High Court dismissed on Thursday a case arguing that a British exit from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would contravene Northern..
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The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has agreed to accept Northern Ireland abiding by some European Union rules after Brexit as part of a deal to replace the..
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EU negotiator Michel Barnier on Thursday expressed pessimism on the prospects of clinching a divorce deal with Britain ahead of its withdrawal from the bloc on..
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The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said that it would accept Northern Ireland abiding by some European Union rules after Brexit as part of a new deal to..
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