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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 4,233,255.3 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. For travel within the Schengen Area, passport controls have been abolished. 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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Brexit briefing: 173 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 173 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Talks to ease Serbia-Kosovo tensions to resume in Brussels [Video]

Talks to ease Serbia-Kosovo tensions to resume in Brussels

On Sunday, the EU will mediate the first high-level meeting between the two sides since November 2018.

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Google has way to dodge EU Fitbit probe - sources [Video]

Google has way to dodge EU Fitbit probe - sources

Google could avert an EU probe into its planned takeover of Fitbit with a pledge not to use health data to target ads, according to Reuters sources. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Brexit briefing: 174 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 174 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on July 15: MEA [Video]

15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on July 15: MEA

The official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava informed that 15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on 15 July. Anurag Srivastava said, "The..

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VW can face dieselgate claims where cars bought [Video]

VW can face dieselgate claims where cars bought

EU consumers should be able to sue Volkswagen in their national courts if they have bought cars with emission cheat devices installed, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Thursday...

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MEPs approve contentious road transport reform which fuelled east-west tensions [Video]

MEPs approve contentious road transport reform which fuelled east-west tensions

The mobility package fuelled tensions within the European Union for three years, but its adoption by MEPs may calm a longstanding debate on working conditions for hauliers.View on euronews

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Brexit briefing: 175 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 175 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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EU recovery package in spotlight as Angela Merkel addresses European Parliament [Video]

EU recovery package in spotlight as Angela Merkel addresses European Parliament

EU recovery package in spotlight as Angela Merkel addresses European Parliament

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EU splits mean COVID-19 rescue fund deal by end of July 'ambitious', says Eurogroup chief hopeful [Video]

EU splits mean COVID-19 rescue fund deal by end of July 'ambitious', says Eurogroup chief hopeful

Later this month, European leaders will meet to try and thrash out a deal for a €750 billion EU coronavirus rescue fund.View on euronews

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Brexit briefing: 176 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 176 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
Michel Barnier arrives at Number 10 as trade deal discussions continue [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives at Number 10 as trade deal discussions continue

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator arrives at Downing Street ahead of a private dinner with his UK counterpart.

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Michel Barnier arrives in Downing Street [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives in Downing Street

The EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives in 10 Downing Street ahead of an informal meeting over dinner with his UK counterpart David Frost. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at..

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EU to experience 'even deeper recession' than anticipated, as new forecast predicts 8.7% contraction [Video]

EU to experience 'even deeper recession' than anticipated, as new forecast predicts 8.7% contraction

The European Commission announced that the euro area economy will contract by 8.7%, as the lifting of lockdown measures has been more gradual than expected.View on euronews

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Sharma: EU must respect UK as a sovereign nation [Video]

Sharma: EU must respect UK as a sovereign nation

Business Secretary Alok Sharma says the EU must respect the UK as a sovereign nation as post-Brexit negotiations continue. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Brexit briefing: 177 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 177 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Quote from the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier who will..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published
New Payment System Will Challenge Mastercard And Visa [Video]

New Payment System Will Challenge Mastercard And Visa

As many as 20 major EU banks are set to announce details for a new payments initiative in the very near future. This announcement came from Electronic Payments International. Business Insider reports..

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Brexit briefing: 178 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 178 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Quote from Sarah Hewin, Chief economist at Standard Chartered, speaking to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published
Brexit briefing: 179 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 179 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

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