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

Brexit: 71 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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Coronavirus pandemic: Ireland is first EU country to re-enter lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Ireland is first EU country to re-enter lockdown

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EU 'not prepared for next pandemic', say MEPs [Video]

EU 'not prepared for next pandemic', say MEPs

MEPs from the European Parliament's committee responsible for public health have said that the EU will not be ready for another pandemic, unless more funds are put towards it.View on euronews

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Business Minister insists door still open for Brexit deal [Video]

Business Minister insists door still open for Brexit deal

Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi insists the door is still open for a trade deal with the EU before the end of the transition period, but the EU needs to consider the UK as a "true sovereign" and engage..

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EU Green Week: Here’s Europe’s plan to be first carbon-neutral continent [Video]

EU Green Week: Here’s Europe’s plan to be first carbon-neutral continent

To become the first carbon-neutral continent: that’s the ambitious goal for Europe, laid out in the EU's Green Deal. Here's how it's supposed to workView on euronews

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Brexit Countdown: 72 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit Countdown: 72 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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Former prime minister Theresa May sounds no-deal Brexit security warning [Video]

Former prime minister Theresa May sounds no-deal Brexit security warning

Former prime minister Theresa May poured scorn on Boris Johnson’s post-Brexitsecurity commitments as she warned of the dangers of a no-deal scenario. TheConservative former prime minister repeatedly..

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Michael Gove: Further Brexit trade talks meaningless unless EU changes position [Video]

Michael Gove: Further Brexit trade talks meaningless unless EU changes position

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said further trade talks would be“meaningless” unless the EU changes its position. In a Commons statementfollowing the conclusion of last week’s European..

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Gove: Further Brexit talks 'meaningless' unless EU change [Video]

Gove: Further Brexit talks 'meaningless' unless EU change

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has told MPs that further Brexit trade talks would be "meaningless" unless the EU changes its position. In a Commons statement following the conclusion of last..

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Theresa May sounds no-deal Brexit security warning [Video]

Theresa May sounds no-deal Brexit security warning

Theresa May poured scorn on Boris Johnson's post-Brexit security commitments as she warned of the dangers of a no-deal scenario. The former prime minister repeatedly said "what?" in disbelief and..

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Will France's largest glacier still be here by the end of the century? [Video]

Will France's largest glacier still be here by the end of the century?

Euronews visits France's largest glacier La Mer de Glace to see the effects of climate change as part of EU Green Week 2020View on euronews

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Sefcovic: EU are ready to work until last minute to get deal [Video]

Sefcovic: EU are ready to work until last minute to get deal

Maros Sefcovic has told reporters that the EU is "ready to work until the last minute for a good agreement for both parties" but would not "sign an agreement at any cost". The European Commission vice..

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Minister: Door remains ‘ajar’ to conclude a Brexit deal [Video]

Minister: Door remains ‘ajar’ to conclude a Brexit deal

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has appealed to EU trade negotiators to show “more flexibility” to conclude a “Canada” style trade deal with the UK and insisted the “door remains ajar”..

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Brexit Countdown: 73 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit Countdown: 73 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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Europe's week: Leaders face tough decisions amid second wave of COVID-19 [Video]

Europe's week: Leaders face tough decisions amid second wave of COVID-19

This week EU leaders grappled with tough decisions on re-introducing restrictive measures amid an uptick in infections. Meanwhile, African countries appear to have been largely spared the mass outbreak..

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Britain's Gove says door 'ajar' on EU trade talks [Video]

Britain's Gove says door 'ajar' on EU trade talks

The door is still ajar for Britain and the European Union to strike a post-Brexit trade deal but the bloc needs to change its approach and show it is serious before talks can resume this week, senior..

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Michael Gove leaves door ‘ajar’ for post-Brexit trade talks with EU [Video]

Michael Gove leaves door ‘ajar’ for post-Brexit trade talks with EU

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has insisted that the door is “ajar” forpost-Brexit trade talks to continue with the EU after Downing Street declarednegotiations as “over”. Mr Gove accused..

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Brexit Countdown: 74 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit Countdown: 74 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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UK must prepare for ‘no deal’ Brexit, says PM Boris Johnson [Video]

UK must prepare for ‘no deal’ Brexit, says PM Boris Johnson

The UK wants an EU trade deal like the bloc’s pact with Canada, but talks have stalled before the UK’s final divorce.

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Brexit: What would an Australia-style trade deal look like? [Video]

Brexit: What would an Australia-style trade deal look like?

Boris Johnson has told the country it is time to “get ready” for an “Australiasolution” to the post-Brexit trade talks with the European Union. But whatdoes the Prime Minister mean by an..

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Brexit Countdown: 75 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit Countdown: 75 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
EU leaders pledge to continue Brexit negotiations despite Johnson's comments [Video]

EU leaders pledge to continue Brexit negotiations despite Johnson's comments

EU leaders have committed to continuing negotiations on a post-Brexit dealwith the UK despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling a halt to talks withBrussels on a free trade agreement.

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EU Summit: Decision on reducing carbon emissions pushed back to December [Video]

EU Summit: Decision on reducing carbon emissions pushed back to December

EU leaders met for a second day of talks in Brussels but decided to push back a decision on reducing carbon emissions by 55% in the next decade.

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UK ready for 'no-deal' Brexit unless 'fundamental change' in EU approach, says Johnson [Video]

UK ready for 'no-deal' Brexit unless 'fundamental change' in EU approach, says Johnson

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