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European Union: Political and economic union of 27 European states
The European Union (EU) is a supranational political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The union has a total 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 often been described as a sui generis political entity combining the characteristics of both a federation and a confederation.

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Police Take Down European Cocaine ‘Super Cartel’ [Video]

Police Take Down European Cocaine ‘Super Cartel’

Police Take Down European , Cocaine ‘Super Cartel’. 'The Hill' reports that Europol, the official intelligence agency of the European Union, made the announcement on Nov. 28. Police forces in six..

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EU should not start trade war with US over Inflation Reduction Act - expert [Video]

EU should not start trade war with US over Inflation Reduction Act - expert

Brussels and Washington are at odds over the United States' Inflation Reduction Act.

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Dresden plans to go carbon neutral by 2030 [Video]

Dresden plans to go carbon neutral by 2030

The capital of the German state of Saxony is trying to lead the way in sustainable city living. As part of the EU-sponsored MatchUp project, Dresden has been selected as one of the three..

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Dutch court backs Amsterdam squatters in Russian tycoon's mansion [Video]

Dutch court backs Amsterdam squatters in Russian tycoon's mansion

Arkady Volozh, who co-founded search engine giant Yandex, is currently subject to sanctions by the European Union

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Non-EU nationals push UK's net migration to record level [Video]

Non-EU nationals push UK's net migration to record level

The increase was driven largely by non-EU nationals coming to study in the country.

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'It's a bad joke': Energy ministers blast proposed EU cap on gas prices [Video]

'It's a bad joke': Energy ministers blast proposed EU cap on gas prices

The European Commission has designed a cap on gas prices with very stringent conditions and safeguards attached.

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Brussels recommends billions in EU funds be withheld from Hungary [Video]

Brussels recommends billions in EU funds be withheld from Hungary

The European Commission's assessment is that Budapest has not delivered on its reforms to ensure EU funds are not misappropriated and it has decided to refer the matter to the Council.

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Kosovo and Serbia reach deal on licence plate dispute - Borrell [Video]

Kosovo and Serbia reach deal on licence plate dispute - Borrell

"Serbia will stop issuing licence plates with Kosovo cities’ denominations and Kosovo will cease further actions related to re-registration of vehicles," the EU's top diplomat said.

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Ukraine war: European Parliament votes to declare Russia a 'state sponsor of terrorism' [Video]

Ukraine war: European Parliament votes to declare Russia a 'state sponsor of terrorism'

MEPs called on EU countries to reduce diplomatic relations with Russia and keep them "to the absolute minimum necessary."

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Europe's energy crisis 'even worse' next winter if no end to Ukraine war, warns Paolo Gentiloni [Video]

Europe's energy crisis 'even worse' next winter if no end to Ukraine war, warns Paolo Gentiloni

In an interview with Euronews, EU Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni discussed the worrying state of the European economy and the looming threat of recession.

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Energy crisis: Brussels unveils first-ever EU cap on gas prices but only as 'last resort' [Video]

Energy crisis: Brussels unveils first-ever EU cap on gas prices but only as 'last resort'

After months of political pressure, the European Commission has presented a formal proposal to prevent high gas prices.

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Immigration minister rules out ‘Swiss-style’ EU deal [Video]

Immigration minister rules out ‘Swiss-style’ EU deal

A reporter asks Robert Jenrick if a “Swiss-style” relationship with the EU came up for discussion at Tuesday morning’s cabinet meeting. The Minister for Immigration replied: “It didn’t..

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“Sleepless nights are ahead of us” Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić [Video]

“Sleepless nights are ahead of us” Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić

The EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell, accused Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti of showing "unconstructive behaviour,” in particular, Kosovo, during emergency..

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EU's drive towards electric cars faces difficult road ahead [Video]

EU's drive towards electric cars faces difficult road ahead

Cars using internal combustion engines will no longer be sold in Europe after 2035.

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Serbia and Kosovo failed to reach license plate deal at Brussels emergency meeting [Video]

Serbia and Kosovo failed to reach license plate deal at Brussels emergency meeting

The proposal the EU put forward was accepted by Serbia but rejected by Kosovo, High Representative Josep Borrell said.

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'Brexit is delivering' says Sunak as UK PM rejects 'any alignment with EU laws' [Video]

'Brexit is delivering' says Sunak as UK PM rejects 'any alignment with EU laws'

The UK prime minister batted away calls from business leaders for looser immigration rules and closer EU ties to overcome labour shortages and trade barriers.

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Steve Barclay 'doesn't recognise' reports of Swiss-style EU [Video]

Steve Barclay 'doesn't recognise' reports of Swiss-style EU

Health Secretary Steve Barclay said he didn't recognise reports that the UK is pursing a Swiss-style relationship with the EU. The former Brexit Secretary said that the UK is looking to maximise the..

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Ukraine fatigue and Iran protests: MEPs debate EU response in Brussels talk show [Video]

Ukraine fatigue and Iran protests: MEPs debate EU response in Brussels talk show

Brussels, my love? is a new talk show on Euronews hosted by EU affairs correspondent Méabh Mc Mahon.

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British cheesemaker sells firm to overcome Brexit barriers [Video]

British cheesemaker sells firm to overcome Brexit barriers

British cheesemaker Simon Spurrell had to sell his business to a larger company in order to regain access to EU customers after Brexit left him with an estimated £600,000 black hole in lost EU sales.

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Temporary shelters, generators sent to Ukraine ahead of winter but 'much more needed', EU says [Video]

Temporary shelters, generators sent to Ukraine ahead of winter but 'much more needed', EU says

Temporary shelters and generators are being sent to Ukraine ahead of winter but much more is needed, the European Commission said.

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Austria, Serbia and Hungary strike migration deal, saying EU measures have failed [Video]

Austria, Serbia and Hungary strike migration deal, saying EU measures have failed

Austria, Hungary and Serbia have struck out on their own, signing a new pact that will see a more hard line approach to dealing with migrants.

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Bakers go bust as EU ministers mull gas-price cap [Video]

Bakers go bust as EU ministers mull gas-price cap

European energy ministers are debating an EU gas-price cap to help consumers. But for some businesses, such as bakeries, the action on bills is too little too late.

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EU countries to plug defence spending gaps with €70 billion by 2035 [Video]

EU countries to plug defence spending gaps with €70 billion by 2035

The European Commission is also pushing for a joint procurement method when it comes to buying new weapons.

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Why did more people die over the summer in EU than expected? [Video]

Why did more people die over the summer in EU than expected?

More people died in July and August this summer than during the same time in 2020 and 2021, and COVID-19 might be one of the reasons, but not in the way you think.

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Economic growth in the EU falls [Video]

Economic growth in the EU falls

Europe's economy has continued to cool with GDP in both the eurozone and the wider EU expanding only marginally in the third quarter.

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Starmer vows to cut taxes for working people 'clobbered' by Tories

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Sir Keir Starmer has said he wants to cut taxes for working people and ruled out a Swiss-style deal with the EU if he wins the next election.
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The European Union would rather walk away from COP27 climate summit with no decision than it make a bad decision, its climate chief said on Saturday.
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Bridges, railways and airports: EU to identify military weak points amid Putin's invasion of Ukraine

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The European Union is set to examine bridges, railways, and airports across its member states to identify any military weak points amid the war in Ukraine.
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Instagram to use automated analysis of video selfies to verify age of some UK users

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Users of Instagram in the UK or EU will from now on see new age verification tools on the platform as part of a major safety update to protect minors.
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Activists brief EU MPs about ‘positive J&K developments’

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The iPhone will move to a USB-C connector in compliance with new EU requirements for small electronics.
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UK at risk of 'brain drain' as scientists leave Britain to avoid losing EU research funding

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A total of 22 UK-based scientists have now decided to leave Britain rather than lose their EU research funding, as uncertainty continues around the future of Research and Development (R&D) support..
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India could get a chunk of EU's Euro 300 billion fund under Global Gateway scheme: French envoy

India could receive a chunk of the Euro 300 billion fund announced by the European Union (EU) under its Global Gateway scheme aimed at expanding connectivity including in the Indo-Pacific region,..
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Ireland is looking for a "nil-all draw" in negotiations between the UK and the EU, its foreign affairs minister has said, amid fresh hopes a compromise can be reached over the Northern Ireland protocol..
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Truss to hold meetings with EU leaders after tumultuous party conference

Liz Truss will hold meetings with EU leaders on Thursday after a chaotic party conference that left Conservatives divided over her policies.
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Swedish MEP cuts her hair during EU parliament speech

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A Swedish MEP has cut off her ponytail during a speech at the EU assembly in an act of solidarity with women in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini.
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Phone chargers to be standardised across Europe - forcing Apple to change to USB-C

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The European Parliament has voted to introduce an EU standard charging port for mobile phones.
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Centrica buys half its carbon offsets from firm banned by the EU

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Nearly half of the carbon offsets held by energy company Centrica on behalf of its UK business and residential customers have such a poor reputation that the EU banned them from its own emissions..
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'Sabotage': What we know about the Nord Stream gas leaks and who was behind them

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Germany extends life of two nuclear power plants to stave off winter energy shortage

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Germany has been forced to delay its planned exit from nuclear power this year, as a shortage of Russian gas and French nuclear fuel a looming winter energy crisis in the European Union.
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Damage to Russia-Germany gas pipelines was 'sabotage', as EU warns of retaliation

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The European Union's top diplomat suspects that damage to two underwater Nord Stream natural gas pipelines was sabotage and warned of retaliation for any attack on Europe's energy networks.
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Estonia warns Russian residents they could be banned from EU if they answer draft

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As Finland looks set to ban Russian tourists from crossing the border to escape being drafted into Vladimir Putin's army, Estonia has warned residents they will be banned from the EU if they too join..
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UK responds to EU legal action over Northern Ireland Protocol - but does not budge

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The UK has told the EU it will continue with its pause on border checks on goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, despite the bloc's legal action against the government, according to..
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EU targets 5% peak electricity demand cut to tackle soaring prices and energy crisis

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European Union countries will be forced to cut electricity use by 5% during peak hours under proposals to stave off a looming winter energy crisis.
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EU plans cap on Russian gas in retaliation for Ukraine war

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Ongoing drought is wreaking damage on the European Union's energy generation, its drought agency warned today, just as the bloc braces for power blackouts in winter as Russia squeezes its gas supply.
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UK launches legal action against EU for 'persistent delays' over scientific research access

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Europe's drought 'on course to be worst for 500 years'

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