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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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Raab says EU ‘politicisation’ of NI issue threatens Good Friday Agreement

The “politicisation” of Northern Ireland issues by Brussels in Brexit tradetalks is threatening the Good Friday Agreement, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raabhas told US congressional leaders. Mr..

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State of the Union: Von der Leyen pledges more ambitious CO2 reduction target for EU

The speech to MEPs setting out the Commission's priorities comes as Europe faces huge challenges including the pandemic, the economy, migration, climate change and Brexit. View on euronews

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EU's von der Leyen calls for unity to get Europe back on its feet [Video]

EU's von der Leyen calls for unity to get Europe back on its feet

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EU chief calls for unity and green recovery from corona crisis [Video]

EU chief calls for unity and green recovery from corona crisis

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Von der Leyen sets out EU's ambitious new goals [Video]

Von der Leyen sets out EU's ambitious new goals

European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen set out ambitious new climate goals for the EU on Wednesday, and also said a proposal was on the way for minimum wages. Francis Maguire reports.

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Apple ruling: Tax battle is 'a marathon not a sprint,' says EU's competition chief Vestager [Video]

Apple ruling: Tax battle is 'a marathon not a sprint,' says EU's competition chief Vestager

The EU was dealt a blow Wednesday when the union's second-highest court ruled that Apple did not have to pay €13 billion in Irish back taxes

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