The European Union (EU) 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.
The European Union delivered formal congratulations to Ukraine's novice president-elect on Monday but made clear it expects TV comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy to pursue halting reforms, including fighting.. Reuters - Published
British companies are already making plans to stockpile for a no-deal Brexit on October 31. They are concerned that the UK could leave the European Union without a deal in the run-up to Christmas time,..
On Tuesday, the European Parliament voted to provide increased protections for whistleblowers in the EU. Euronews spoke with former whistleblower Antoine Deltour to ask him what he thought of these new..
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According to Reuters, a senior German official on Thursday said the European Union had no choice but to threaten tariffs on U.S. imports in a dispute over aircraft subsidies. Transatlantic coordinator..
According to a report by Huffpost, on Tuesday, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate change activist, brought European Union lawmakers to their feet in applause during an EU Environment, Public Health and..
According to Reuters, top EU officials said on Wednesday that the European Union will assess all options to protect its interests after the United States announced it would lift a ban on U.S. citizens..
Whistleblowers across the European Union have won greater protection under landmark legislation aimed at encouraging reports of wrongdoing. The new law, approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday,..
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There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc's chief executive said on Saturday, urging Britain to take advantage of a six-month delay.. Reuters - Published
An influential U.S. congressman has warned the European Union that any Brexit arrangement that undermines Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement could endanger a proposed EU-U.S. trade deal, the Irish.. Reuters - Published
A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic groups will gain ground but pro-EU.. Reuters - Published
Italy's right-wing League has presented prominent anti-euro campaigners among its candidates for next month's European Parliament elections, reviving doubt about the ruling party's commitment to the.. Reuters - Published
An alliance of pro-EU conservative, socialist and liberal parties would win an absolute majority in next month's European Parliament election, though eurosceptic groups will gain ground, a survey.. Reuters - Published
British voters at the elections for the next European Parliament would strengthen eurosceptic groups, while the center-right would remain the largest grouping in the legislature, an EU survey showed on.. Reuters - Published
Britain should use the next few months to "cool down and rethink" its decision to leave the European Union, the socialist candidate to head the next European Commission, Frans Timmermans, said on.. Reuters - Published
A senior German official said on Thursday the European Union had no choice but to threaten tariffs on U.S. imports in a dispute over aircraft subsidies, but he hoped trade tensions would not affect.. Reuters - Published
Romania's Senate approved changes to the criminal code on Wednesday that could shut down a number of ongoing high-level graft cases in one of the European Union's most corrupt states. Reuters - Published
The European Union will assess all options to protect its interests after the United States announced it would lift a ban on U.S. citizens filing lawsuits against foreign companies operating in Cuba,.. Reuters - Published
Planes, tractors, food and handbags featured on a list of U.S. imports worth $20 billion that the European Union on Wednesday said it could hit with tariffs in a transatlantic aircraft subsidy dispute. Reuters - Published
Czech police said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Andrej Babis and others should stand trial for alleged fraud involving the handling of a 2 million euro European Union subsidy - charges that could.. Reuters - Published
Nigel Farage's Brexit Party will top next month's election in Britain for the European parliament with 27 percent of the vote, far ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives, according to a.. Reuters - Published
Interview: The Independent's Diplomatic Editor Kim Sengupta sat down with the President of Kosovo to discuss Brexit, the prospect of peace between Kosovo and Serbia, and the case for joining Nato. Independent - Published
The devastation of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral is blow to all Europe and all Europe will contribute to its rebuilding, leaders of the European Union declared on Tuesday at the European Parliament in.. Reuters - Published
EU summit chair Donald Tusk on Tuesday called on Tuesday for the "dream" that Britain might give up on leaving the European Union not to be dismissed and urged politicians not to let exhaustion with.. Reuters - Published
It's up to Britain when it chooses to exit the European Union, the bloc's chief executive said on Tuesday, adding that it was not his working assumption that Brexit could be reversed or extended beyond.. Reuters - Published
Britain's exit from the European Union was postponed by a late night agreement in Brussels last week that gave Prime Minister Theresa May until Oct 31 to persuade parliament to approve the terms of the.. Reuters - Published
Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation for the European Union's $1 trillion.. Reuters - Published
The European Union's bid to overhaul its two-decade old copyright rules cleared its final hurdle on Monday as EU governments backed the move forcing Google to pay publishers for news snippets and.. Reuters - Published
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday that the British government was determined to avoid a no-deal exit from the European Union. Reuters - Published
Britain's ruling Conservative Party cannot let itself be defined solely by Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May's de facto deputy said on Sunday, as polling showed failure to leave the European Union on.. Reuters - Published
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could suffer mass defections from his Forza Italia group if it performs badly in next month's EU elections, putting the very future of the group at risk, party.. Reuters - Published