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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. 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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Brexit briefing: 61 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 61 days until the end of the transition period

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

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Trump or Biden: what the outcome of the US election might mean for trade with the EU [Video]

Trump or Biden: what the outcome of the US election might mean for trade with the EU

Since Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency in 2016, relations with the EU have often been turbulent, not least over trade. Unreported Europe investigates how the outcome of the upcoming election..

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Brexit briefing: 62 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 62 days until the end of the transition period

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

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Home Secretary on 'avoidable tragedy' in English Channel [Video]

Home Secretary on 'avoidable tragedy' in English Channel

Home Secretary Priti Patel says the UK is committed to tackling people trafficking following the 'avoidable tragedy' which saw a migrant family lose their lives in the English Channel on Tuesday. Ms..

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Nice attacks: Why do terrorists target France more than EU neighbours? [Video]

Nice attacks: Why do terrorists target France more than EU neighbours?

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Brexit briefing: 63 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 63 days until the end of the transition period

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

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Sweden opposes Brussels proposal for EU minimum wage guarantee [Video]

Sweden opposes Brussels proposal for EU minimum wage guarantee

Brussels is proposing to introduce a legal guarantee for a minimum wage in the EU but leave individual countries to determine how much it will be. View on euronews

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EU rings in stock listing of 'social bond' with resounding success [Video]

EU rings in stock listing of 'social bond' with resounding success

The EU wanted to raise 17 billion euros on capital markets to fund its short term employment scheme known as SURE. It's first test went above and beyond expectations. View on euronews

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Michel Barnier leaves ongoing Brexit talks in London [Video]

Michel Barnier leaves ongoing Brexit talks in London

Michel Barnier has left today's ongoing talks with the UK government on a post-Brexit trade deal. The EU's chief negotiator said the discussions were an "ongoing process". Report by Etemadil. Like us..

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Rapid tests could be 'game-changer' in EU's coronavirus response, says Michel [Video]

Rapid tests could be 'game-changer' in EU's coronavirus response, says Michel

The European Council president Charles Michel is setting out a strategy to get Europe to coordinate its efforts in the battle against the pandemic, however, the second wave is forcing many countries to..

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Michel Barnier attends trade talks in London [Video]

Michel Barnier attends trade talks in London

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has attended ongoing trade talks with the UK government in Westminster this morning. Mr Barnier said the trade negotiations were 'working progress' when..

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Brexit briefing: 64 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 64 days until the end of the transition period

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

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EU needs action not words against Turkey, says Manfred Weber [Video]

EU needs action not words against Turkey, says Manfred Weber

"We have to act now [against Turkey]," said Weber. "Words are not any more enough. And we must use our economic power."View on euronews

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Michel Barnier arrives at post-Brexit talks in London [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives at post-Brexit talks in London

The EU's Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier is to continue post-Brexit trade talks with Lord David Frost in London. The UK left the EU on January 31st but has continued to follow EU rules throughout..

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Brexit briefing: 65 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 65 days until the end of the transition period

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

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Brexit briefing: 66 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 66 days until the end of the transition period

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

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
Dublin streets quiet on second day of Ireland's new virus lockdown [Video]

Dublin streets quiet on second day of Ireland's new virus lockdown

On Thursday, Ireland became the first EU nation to return to lockdown.View on euronews

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Brexit: Barnier staying is a good sign, says Northern Ireland Secretary [Video]

Brexit: Barnier staying is a good sign, says Northern Ireland Secretary

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said a decision by EU chiefnegotiator Michel Barnier to stay on in London this week to continue talks ona post-Brexit trade deal is a “very good sign”...

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Protests in Poland against strict abortion law [Video]

Protests in Poland against strict abortion law

On Friday protesters marched through many cities in Poland, after a top court declared it illegal to abort in cases of foetal malformation, because it is considered “incompatible” with the Polish..

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Brexit briefing: 67 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 67 days until the end of the transition period

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

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Brexit: 68 days until Britain is scheduled to leave the EU [Video]

Brexit: 68 days until Britain is scheduled to leave the EU

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

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EU agriculture reform pits farmers against environmentalists as CAP vote looms large over Brussels [Video]

EU agriculture reform pits farmers against environmentalists as CAP vote looms large over Brussels

The EU's Common Agricultural Policy represents the largest slice of the EU budget, and is currently subject to fierce battles between farmers and environmentalists as the bloc seeks to reform its..

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EU's green renovations proposal 'lacking ambition', says environmental lobby [Video]

EU's green renovations proposal 'lacking ambition', says environmental lobby

A so-called green renovation wave has been announced by the European Commission, but some organisations say that the proposals fall short of what is possible.View on euronews

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Chief EU Negotiator Bariner leaves London after talks [Video]

Chief EU Negotiator Bariner leaves London after talks

Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier has left London after today's Brexit negotiations with Sir David Frost. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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Agriculture Secretary Eustice outlines government fisheries [Video]

Agriculture Secretary Eustice outlines government fisheries

Secretary of State for Agriculture George Eustice has said the government's stance on fishing waters will be negotiated with the EU as a whole rather than individual members. Report by Odonovanc. Like..

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