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The European Union (EU), commonly referred to as Europe, 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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France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, three..
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France, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark support a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, three senior EU diplomats..
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Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as..
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Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as..
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Incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson will appoint David Frost as European Union sherpa and adviser on Europe, a Daily Telegraph reporter cited unidentified..
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The European Union congratulated incoming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday but warned of "challenging times ahead" and ruled out heeding his..
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Boris Johnson promised fellow Conservatives on Tuesday he would put his "maximum energy" into his new role as Britain's prime minister, calling on the governing..
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Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as..
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French President Emmanuel Macron and future head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen both congratulated Boris Johnson on becoming Britain's next..
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Ireland will work constructively with Boris Johnson to resolve the impasse over Britain's planned exit from the European Union, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney..
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Goldman Sachs on Tuesday raised its estimate of the likelihood Britain leaves the European Union without a deal to 20% from 15%, saying the "hurdle" to stop a..
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The European Union on Tuesday congratulated incoming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson but was firm that it would not heed his election promises of..
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Britain is more likely to leave the European Union without a deal after Boris Johnson was chosen to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, credit..
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Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May..
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A no-deal Brexit would be a tragedy for both the EU and Britain but the bloc will stick to its withdrawal agreement with London, a deputy head of the European..
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The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday the bloc was ready to work with incoming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for an..
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Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May..
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Boris Johnson, elected leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and who will take over as prime minister on Wednesday, was the face of the..
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Any no-deal Brexit would be a "tragedy" for both the EU and Britain but the bloc will stick to the withdrawal agreement with London, a deputy head of the..
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Some 14 member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc,..
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Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party named lawmaker Jo Swinson as its new leader on Monday, as the party looks to translate a surge in voter support for..
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A planned declaration on the future relationship between Britain and the European Union could provide an "innovative" way out of the current impasse in Brexit..
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A British minister and longstanding critic of Boris Johnson quit on Monday, the latest resignation before the presumed new prime minister takes office with a "do..
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The European Commission is ready to establish working relations with "any new prime minister of the United Kingdom", a spokeswoman said on Monday as Britain's..
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A minister and longstanding critic of Boris Johnson quit on Monday, the latest resignation before the presumed new prime minister takes office with a "do or die"..
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A British minister quit on Monday, the latest resignation before the country's presumed new prime minister Boris Johnson takes office and could launch a policy..
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Boris Johnson, the favorite to become Britain's new prime minister, said on Sunday the country could leave the European Union by agreeing a free trade agreement..
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British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister because he felt unable to support a leader happy to..
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Finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became Britain's new prime minister because he could not support a leader happy..
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The European Union would be willing to change parts of the political declaration, or agreement on a future relationship with Britain, when the new British prime..
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Ahead of Boris Johnson's likely election next week as Britain's prime minister, EU countries are secretly wooing him in a bid to thrash out a new Brexit plan..
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Opponents of Britain's exit from the EU hoisted a "Boris blimp" portraying the UK's likely next prime minister as a crying child as they demonstrated outside..
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The European Union is preparing to offer Boris Johnson, the favorite to be Britain's next prime minister, a no-deal Brexit extension beyond Oct. 31, the Guardian..
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The European Union is preparing to offer Boris Johnson, the favorite to be Britain's next prime minister, a no-deal Brexit extension beyond October 31, the..
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Britain is due to appoint a new prime minister and attempt to renegotiate the terms of its Brexit deal, all before Oct. 31, when it is scheduled to leave the..
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would remain a partner even if it is no longer a member of the European Union in future, adding that work with..
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Boris Johnson, the favorite to be the next British prime minister, has the backbone to resist pressure from parliament to delay Brexit again even if it means..
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The chance that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal is the highest since October 2017, economists polled by Reuters say, as arch-Brexiteer Boris..
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The future head of the European Commission said she would be minded to grant Britain an extension to talks on its exit from the EU if London gave good grounds,..
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Britain might be entering a full-blown recession that a no-deal exit from the European Union would compound, blowing a 30 billion-pound hole in the public..
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The future head of the European Commission said she would be minded to grant Britain an extension to talks on its exit from the EU if London gave good grounds,..
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British lawmakers on Thursday approved proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament,..
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The European Union's next executive will keep up forceful pressure on Poland and Hungary over rule of law deficiencies, diplomats and officials said on Thursday,..
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The German captain of a charity rescue ship, under investigation for aiding illegal immigration, said on Thursday she hoped the new EU Commission would work to..
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British lawmakers on Thursday backed proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing..
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British lawmakers on Thursday backed proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing..
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The Slovenian center-left government nominated its permanent representative at the European Union, Janez Lenarcic, for the post of EU commissioner on Thursday.
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Greece nominated the EU Commission's chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas as its next commissioner, the prime minister's office said in a statement on Friday.
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Austria confirmed on Thursday that it wants Johannes Hahn, the current European Commissioner for enlargement, to stay on as its member of the next commission,..
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British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said that he feared the consequences on the economy and the public finances of a worst case no deal departure from the..
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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said in an interview to be published on Thursday that he was unimpressed by threats of no-deal Brexit but that if the United..
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European law enforcement agencies set to lose the ability to tap criminals' mobile devices with the launch of 5G technology must be brought into discussions..
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