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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 4,233,255.3Β km2 (1,634,469.0Β sqΒ 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.

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Privacy activist Max Schrems called on the European authorities to push the Irish regulator to speed up its handling of cases he has brought against Facebook on..
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European members of NATO told the United States on Friday they were uneasy about its plan to withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty that allows unarmed..
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Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a "tumor" to be removed and hailed Tehran's supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation from..
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Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a "tumor" to be eliminated and hailed Tehran's supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation..
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Armed Serbian soldiers are now guarding a migrant camp on the border with Croatia in an attempt to prevent the migrants from trying to cross into the European..
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Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a "tumor" to be eliminated and hailed Tehran's supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation..
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Hungary has begun to scrap border transit zones where asylum seekers were held while authorities reviewed their applications after a European court ruling that..
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The European Union must be careful not to become a "transfer union" in which richer member states are asked to bankroll their poorer peers, a leading candidate..
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Hungary will scrap border transit zones where asylum seekers were held while authorities reviewed their applications after a European court ruling that deemed..
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Britain's proposal on Wednesday that its Brexit divorce deal would require no new customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland will be met with scepticism by many..
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Britain said on Wednesday it saw no need for new customs infrastructure with Northern Ireland as it unveiled its proposals for how the border with the province..
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It took a courtroom of scarlet-robed judges to spur Angela Merkel to make one of her boldest moves in 15 years as German chancellor: propose huge cash handouts..
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The United States on Tuesday joined consensus on a European Union resolution on the global handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but quickly distanced itself..
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A resolution on the need to investigate the global response to the coronavirus pandemic won endorsement at the World Health Organisation's annual ministerial..
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Hungary will not accept a ruling by the European Union's top court that four asylum-seekers stuck in a transit zone on the Hungarian-Serbian border should be..
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Austria insists that the European Union's emergency aid for coronavirus-hit member states should be based on repayable loans not grants, Austrian daily Die..
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Slovenia plans to tighten border controls for some European Union citizens to prevent a possible import of the new coronavirus, the government said on Monday,..
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A draft resolution pushed by the European Union and Australia calling for an independent review into the origins and spread of the coronavirus has support from..
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India, Japan, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia, Russia, and all 27 EU member states are backing Australia's push for a probe into the COVID-19 pandemic.
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India, Japan, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia, Russia, and all 27 EU member states are backing Australia's push for a probe into the COVID-19 pandemic.
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India, Japan, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia, Russia, and all 27 EU member states are backing Australia's push for a probe into the COVID-19 pandemic.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

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