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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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Michel Barnier attends trade talks in London [Video]

Michel Barnier attends trade talks in London

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has attended ongoing trade talks with the UK government in Westminster this morning. Mr Barnier said the trade negotiations were 'working progress' when..

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Brexit briefing: 64 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 64 days until the end of the transition period

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

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EU needs action not words against Turkey, says Manfred Weber [Video]

EU needs action not words against Turkey, says Manfred Weber

"We have to act now [against Turkey]," said Weber. "Words are not any more enough. And we must use our economic power."View on euronews

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Michel Barnier arrives at post-Brexit talks in London [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives at post-Brexit talks in London

The EU's Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier is to continue post-Brexit trade talks with Lord David Frost in London. The UK left the EU on January 31st but has continued to follow EU rules throughout..

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Brexit briefing: 65 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 65 days until the end of the transition period

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

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Brexit briefing: 66 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 66 days until the end of the transition period

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

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Dublin streets quiet on second day of Ireland's new virus lockdown [Video]

Dublin streets quiet on second day of Ireland's new virus lockdown

On Thursday, Ireland became the first EU nation to return to lockdown.View on euronews

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Brexit: Barnier staying is a good sign, says Northern Ireland Secretary [Video]

Brexit: Barnier staying is a good sign, says Northern Ireland Secretary

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said a decision by EU chiefnegotiator Michel Barnier to stay on in London this week to continue talks ona post-Brexit trade deal is a “very good sign”...

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Protests in Poland against strict abortion law [Video]

Protests in Poland against strict abortion law

On Friday protesters marched through many cities in Poland, after a top court declared it illegal to abort in cases of foetal malformation, because it is considered “incompatible” with the Polish..

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Brexit briefing: 67 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 67 days until the end of the transition period

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Brexit: 68 days until Britain is scheduled to leave the EU [Video]

Brexit: 68 days until Britain is scheduled to leave the EU

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

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EU agriculture reform pits farmers against environmentalists as CAP vote looms large over Brussels [Video]

EU agriculture reform pits farmers against environmentalists as CAP vote looms large over Brussels

The EU's Common Agricultural Policy represents the largest slice of the EU budget, and is currently subject to fierce battles between farmers and environmentalists as the bloc seeks to reform its..

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EU's green renovations proposal 'lacking ambition', says environmental lobby [Video]

EU's green renovations proposal 'lacking ambition', says environmental lobby

A so-called green renovation wave has been announced by the European Commission, but some organisations say that the proposals fall short of what is possible.View on euronews

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Chief EU Negotiator Bariner leaves London after talks [Video]

Chief EU Negotiator Bariner leaves London after talks

Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier has left London after today's Brexit negotiations with Sir David Frost. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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Agriculture Secretary Eustice outlines government fisheries [Video]

Agriculture Secretary Eustice outlines government fisheries

Secretary of State for Agriculture George Eustice has said the government's stance on fishing waters will be negotiated with the EU as a whole rather than individual members. Report by Odonovanc. Like..

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Brexit: 69 days until Britain is scheduled to leave the EU [Video]

Brexit: 69 days until Britain is scheduled to leave the EU

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

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Belarus opposition movement wins Sakharov Prize for human rights [Video]

Belarus opposition movement wins Sakharov Prize for human rights

The award comes as EU sanctions Belarusian officials amid protests and refuses to recognise Alexander Lukashenko as the leader.

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Barnier greeted by 'Trump' as he arrives for Brexit talks [Video]

Barnier greeted by 'Trump' as he arrives for Brexit talks

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was greeted by a Donald Trump impersonator as he arrived for Brexit trade talks with his UK counterpart Lord Frost in London this afternoon. Report by..

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Michel Barnier arrives in London for Brexit talks [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives in London for Brexit talks

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told reporters that it was "very important" to be back negotiating a trade deal and "every day counts" as he arrived in London for talks with his UK..

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Ireland first EU country to re-enter lockdown [Video]

Ireland first EU country to re-enter lockdown

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Sakharov Prize 2020: Belarus' opposition wins EU human rights award [Video]

Sakharov Prize 2020: Belarus' opposition wins EU human rights award

EP President David Sassoli recognised an "initiative of brave women" in his speech, including opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.View on euronews

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Belarus opposition wins EU human rights prize [Video]

Belarus opposition wins EU human rights prize

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Minister: ‘Fingers crossed’ we will get a Brexit deal [Video]

Minister: ‘Fingers crossed’ we will get a Brexit deal

Home Office minister Kit Malthouse has talked up the chances of a trade deal with the EU, saying he was “hopeful”, but remained adamant that the UK “can function without a deal" in terms of..

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Brexit: 70 days until Britain is scheduled to leave the EU [Video]

Brexit: 70 days until Britain is scheduled to leave the EU

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

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'We have lost time but not momentum' on climate goals, says EU's Environment Commissioner [Video]

'We have lost time but not momentum' on climate goals, says EU's Environment Commissioner

While the pandemic has affected almost all aspects of daily life in Europe, the European Commission claims the crisis has not diverted them from their ambitions to become carbon neutral by 2050.View on..

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