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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. 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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Brexit briefing: 215 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 215 days until the end of the transition period

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

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EU economy to rebound ‘quite strongly’ next year says Commission's Dombrovskis [Video]

EU economy to rebound ‘quite strongly’ next year says Commission's Dombrovskis

The European Commission’s proposed €750-billion coronavirus recovery fund should also help make the bloc’s economy more green and fit for the digital age, Executive Vice-President Valdis..

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EU expresses 'grave concern' over developments in Hong Kong [Video]

EU expresses 'grave concern' over developments in Hong Kong

EU expresses 'grave concern' over developments in Hong Kong

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Brexit briefing: 216 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 216 days until the end of the transition period

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

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UK chief negotiator: EU request for Brexit extension would be rejected [Video]

UK chief negotiator: EU request for Brexit extension would be rejected

The UK’s chief negotiator has pledged that any request for an extension to the Brexit transition period from the EU will be rejected. David Frost said that the Government’s position on the issue is..

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The sauna makers turning lockdown into a success [Video]

The sauna makers turning lockdown into a success

Estonian sauna companies started to see orders flying in shortly after the coronavirus pandemic was declared, as consumers focused increasingly on their wellbeing, industry executives said on Thursday.

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'Frugal Four' will come round to EU's €750bn COVID-19 recovery fund, says former Finland PM Stubb [Video]

'Frugal Four' will come round to EU's €750bn COVID-19 recovery fund, says former Finland PM Stubb

'Frugal Four' will come round to EU's €750bn COVID-19 recovery fund, says former Finland PM Stubb

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Brexit briefing: 217 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 217 days until the end of the transition period

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

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Angela Merkel says pandemic will be 'stress test' for EU as Germany prepares presidency [Video]

Angela Merkel says pandemic will be 'stress test' for EU as Germany prepares presidency

Angela Merkel says pandemic will be 'stress test' for EU as Germany prepares presidency

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EU coronavirus recovery package is massive shift for bloc that will work 'wonders' [Video]

EU coronavirus recovery package is massive shift for bloc that will work 'wonders'

EU coronavirus recovery package is massive shift for bloc that will work 'wonders'

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European Union unveils $824bn coronavirus recovery plan [Video]

European Union unveils $824bn coronavirus recovery plan

Package seeks to avoid a further splintering of economic growth and wealth levels among EU's 27 member states.

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Stocks soar on growing economic optimism [Video]

Stocks soar on growing economic optimism

Wall Street rose sharply on Wednesday, powered by bank and retail shares, as the further easing of lockdowns boosted hopes for an economic recovery. Conway G. Gittens has the market action.

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EU unveils 750 bln euro plan for coronavirus recovery [Video]

EU unveils 750 bln euro plan for coronavirus recovery

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled a plan to borrow on the market and then disburse to EU countries 750 billion euros in grants and loans to help them recover from their coronavirus slump...

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UK ‘firm’ against extension of Brexit transition period, says chief negotiator [Video]

UK ‘firm’ against extension of Brexit transition period, says chief negotiator

Britain is “firm” that it will not extend the Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year, the UK’s chief negotiator with Brussels has told MPs. David Frost insisted that Britain is..

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EU announces financial 'firepower' of 1.85 trillion with 750 billion for COVID recovery [Video]

EU announces financial 'firepower' of 1.85 trillion with 750 billion for COVID recovery

EU announces financial 'firepower' of 1.85 trillion with 750 billion for COVID recovery

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EU bailout package 'would be a game-changer' for Europe, analyst says [Video]

EU bailout package 'would be a game-changer' for Europe, analyst says

Guntram Wolff has told Euronews that if EU leaders can agree on a one-trillion bailout package for member states it would strengthen the bloc. View on euronews

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Counting coronavirus funds: a look at EU's plans for the recovery [Video]

Counting coronavirus funds: a look at EU's plans for the recovery

Counting coronavirus funds: a look at EU's plans for the recovery

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Brexit briefing: 218 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 218 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Conor Murphy, Northern Ireland’s Finance minister is quoted saying..

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COVID-19 has 'weakened' the case for the EU, say Germans, French and Italians [Video]

COVID-19 has 'weakened' the case for the EU, say Germans, French and Italians

COVID-19 has 'weakened' the case for the EU, say Germans, French and Italians

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Frugal four take on France and Germany as coronavirus recovery plan divides EU [Video]

Frugal four take on France and Germany as coronavirus recovery plan divides EU

Frugal four take on France and Germany as coronavirus recovery plan divides EU

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