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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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Incumbent president Andrezj Duda is facing off against liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in a presidential election that could determine Poland's future relationship with the European Union. David..

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Brussels and Warsaw have long clashed over judicial reforms in Poland. Is that set to continue? View on euronews

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Brexit: UK to spend €790m on new GB-EU border control systems ready for 2021

Brexit: UK to spend €790m on new GB-EU border control systems ready for 2021

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Government announces £700m for Britain-EU border

More than £700 million is to be spent on building new infrastructure, hiring staff and developing technology to ensure Britain’s border systems are fully operational when the UK leaves the EU at the..

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Michael Gove announces £705m package for Britain-EU border [Video]

Michael Gove announces £705m package for Britain-EU border

More than £700 million is to be spent on building new infrastructure, hiring staff and developing technology to ensure Britain's border systems are fully operational when the UK leaves the EU at the..

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Brexit briefing: 172 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 172 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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Poles vote in presidential polls that could define EU ties [Video]

Poles vote in presidential polls that could define EU ties

Duda's re-election crucial if ruling PiS is to deepen reforms that EU says increase political control over courts.

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Brexit briefing: 173 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 173 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
Talks to ease Serbia-Kosovo tensions to resume in Brussels [Video]

Talks to ease Serbia-Kosovo tensions to resume in Brussels

On Sunday, the EU will mediate the first high-level meeting between the two sides since November 2018.

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Google has way to dodge EU Fitbit probe - sources [Video]

Google has way to dodge EU Fitbit probe - sources

Google could avert an EU probe into its planned takeover of Fitbit with a pledge not to use health data to target ads, according to Reuters sources. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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