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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. The EU has often been described as a sui generis political entity.

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Brexit briefing: 179 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 179 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 Diplomat: 'If We Get A Second Trump Term, We're In Trouble' [Video]

EU Diplomat: 'If We Get A Second Trump Term, We're In Trouble'

CNN reports the cozy relationship the US has enjoyed with Europe for the past seventy years is being reconsidered on both sides of the Atlantic. Earlier this week, the EU declined to include the US in..

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Brexit briefing: 180 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 180 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.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
Gilead's remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance [Video]

Gilead's remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance

The European Commission said Friday it had given conditional approval for the use of antiviral drug remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients. As Fred Katayama reports, that makes it the region's first..

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Coronavirus: EU launches legal action against 10 countries over cancelled flights compensation [Video]

Coronavirus: EU launches legal action against 10 countries over cancelled flights compensation

The European Commission says too many passengers whose flights were cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic have not been refunded on time or have been offered only vouchers, in violation of EU rules.View..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:35Published
Brexit briefing: 181 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 181 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.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
First EU-certified electric plane takes to the skies [Video]

First EU-certified electric plane takes to the skies

A Slovenian aviation company has produced the world's first fully electric plane to be type-certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, which means it meets safety standards and can be used..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published
Brexit briefing: 182 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 182 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.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
EU reopens its borders to 15 countries [Video]

EU reopens its borders to 15 countries

The European Union has reopened its borders to visitors from 15 countries but excluded the United States, where deaths caused by COVID-19 are spiking once again.

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EU recommends lifting travel restrictions on 15 countries from July 1 [Video]

EU recommends lifting travel restrictions on 15 countries from July 1

EU recommends lifting travel restrictions on 15 countries from July 1

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European Union Bars US Travellers Over COVID-19 Concerns [Video]

European Union Bars US Travellers Over COVID-19 Concerns

On Tuesday, EU officials announced most travellers from the US will not be allowed entry after it reopens its borders on Wednesday.

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Brexit briefing: 183 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 183 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.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published
EU sets 'safe' travel list, excluding U.S. [Video]

EU sets 'safe' travel list, excluding U.S.

The European Union has excluded the United States from its initial "safe list" of countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel from Wednesday. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published
EU, UK condemn China's HK security law [Video]

EU, UK condemn China's HK security law

China's parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony's way of life since it returned to Chinese..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published
EU "deplores" new Hong Kong national security law [Video]

EU "deplores" new Hong Kong national security law

The European Union expressed anger on Tuesday at a decision by China's parliament to pass national security legislation for the former British colony of Hong Kong despite an international outcry.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency [Video]

Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency

Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency

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