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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.

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Coronavirus divides lovers, friends at Swiss-German border fences [Video]

Coronavirus divides lovers, friends at Swiss-German border fences

Constance, Germany, and Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, are divided cities these days, with a strip of grass and two fences separating them after the countries closed their borders to slow the spread of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published
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Brexit briefing: 269 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
COVID-19: EU to fly home more than 250,000 stranded Europeans [Video]

COVID-19: EU to fly home more than 250,000 stranded Europeans

The European Union is planning to fly home 600,000 people who are stranded abroad, most of them tourists.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published
Brexit briefing: 270 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 270 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
Brexit briefing: 271 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 271 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
"No single country will be left behind in this crisis" says EU Commissioner for Internal Market [Video]

"No single country will be left behind in this crisis" says EU Commissioner for Internal Market

EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton says "not one single country was fully prepared for this kind of crisis, but the EU is now getting a battle plan in place.View on euronews

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Coronavirus deaths reach more than 30,000 in Europe [Video]

Coronavirus deaths reach more than 30,000 in Europe

Europe in lockdown over rising death toll while EU unity frays over financial squabbling.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
Brexit briefing: 272 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 272 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
'Mask diplomacy': EU-China ties tested during coronavirus pandemic [Video]

'Mask diplomacy': EU-China ties tested during coronavirus pandemic

'Mask diplomacy': EU-China ties tested during coronavirus pandemic

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:40Published
Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees [Video]

Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published
Brexit briefing: 273 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 273 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
Brexit briefing: 274 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 274 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
Brexit briefing: 275 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 275 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 project in danger if no solidarity on coronavirus crisis, says economy chief Gentiloni [Video]

EU project in danger if no solidarity on coronavirus crisis, says economy chief Gentiloni

EU project in danger if no solidarity on coronavirus crisis, says economy chief Gentiloni

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:05Published
Brexit briefing: 276 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 276 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
Michael Gove: 'There was confusion' over EU ventilator scheme [Video]

Michael Gove: 'There was confusion' over EU ventilator scheme

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove says there was "some confusion" over communications with the EU regarding ventilator procurement. Downing Street earlier this week said the UK had decided to pursue..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published
Brexit briefing: 277 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 277 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
Cybercrime spikes during coronavirus pandemic, says Europol [Video]

Cybercrime spikes during coronavirus pandemic, says Europol

The EU's law enforcement agency finds that while physical crime has dropped, cyber-criminals are using the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 07:15Published
Brexit briefing: 278 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 278 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
COVID-19: EU leaders fail to agree on common financial response during virtual summit [Video]

COVID-19: EU leaders fail to agree on common financial response during virtual summit

COVID-19: EU leaders fail to agree on common financial response during virtual summit

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:28Published
Brexit briefing: 279 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 279 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 leaders meet via video-conference - so do our correspondents [Video]

EU leaders meet via video-conference - so do our correspondents

EU leaders meet via video-conference - so do our correspondents

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:43Published
Germany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients [Video]

Germany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients

At a time when so many borders in the EU have shut, it is a display of European solidarity.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published
Brexit briefing: 280 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 280 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

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