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European Union: Political and economic union of European states
The European Union (EU) is a 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. An internal single market has been established through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states in those matters, and only those matters, where the states 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 member states which use the euro currency. The EU has often been described as a sui generis political entity with the characteristics of either a federation or confederation.

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German election: Chancellor hopefuls discuss EU cooperation in final debate [Video]

German election: Chancellor hopefuls discuss EU cooperation in final debate

German voters are going to the polls in a pivotal election on Sunday.

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EU 'closely' monitoring media in Poland after TVN24 licence extended [Video]

EU 'closely' monitoring media in Poland after TVN24 licence extended

Poland has extended a broadcasting license to Discovery's TVN24 but also adopted a resolution against foreign ownership in Polish media companies.

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EU air pollution limits way out of step with new WHO guidelines [Video]

EU air pollution limits way out of step with new WHO guidelines

The World Health Organization has tightened its guidelines for recommended air pollution limits, after it found evidence of damage to human health at lower levels than previously thought.

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'Things were going so well': Experts react to AUKUS fallout [Video]

'Things were going so well': Experts react to AUKUS fallout

Former US Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner and Chinese expert Victor Gao reflect on the fallout from the AUKUS pact and implications for US/China relations.

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Will the German elections change the dynamics of the EU’s rule of law battle? [Video]

Will the German elections change the dynamics of the EU’s rule of law battle?

Politicians in Central and Eastern Europe are apprehensive about the outcome of Germany's vote.

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EU considers postponing major cooperation summit with US [Video]

EU considers postponing major cooperation summit with US

The European Union is contemplating the postponement of a major cooperation summit with the US on trade and technology due to be held in Pittsburgh next month.

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EU ministers voice 'solidarity' with France on submarine deal, Borrell says [Video]

EU ministers voice 'solidarity' with France on submarine deal, Borrell says

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'Is America back?': EU backs France in sub dispute at UN General Assembly [Video]

'Is America back?': EU backs France in sub dispute at UN General Assembly

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US travel restrictions: Vaccinated travellers from UK and EU allowed to enter from November [Video]

US travel restrictions: Vaccinated travellers from UK and EU allowed to enter from November

President Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions into the US beginning in November, allowing foreign nationals into the country if they have proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test.

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EU chief: Treatment of France 'not acceptable' [Video]

EU chief: Treatment of France 'not acceptable'

In an exclusive interview with Amanpour, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said “a lot of open questions” about the AUKUS deal have to be answered.

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Brussels warns Spain over judicial appointments standoff [Video]

Brussels warns Spain over judicial appointments standoff

EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders says the current impasse between the Spanish government and opposition over judicial appointments must be resolved soon.

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Cheesed off: Brexit blues wipe out UK cheesemaker's European business [Video]

Cheesed off: Brexit blues wipe out UK cheesemaker's European business

One Derbyshire cheesemaker says it has fallen victim to the extra paperwork, costs and confusion that have hit many a British exporter to the continent since the UK left the EU.

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US in damage control mode: Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiative [Video]

US in damage control mode: Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiative

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US attempts to curb French and EU backlash over Indo-Pacific pact with UK and Australia [Video]

US attempts to curb French and EU backlash over Indo-Pacific pact with UK and Australia

Although it's impossible to predict if any damage will be lasting, the row seems to have rekindled European suspicions of American intentions.

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3D animation shows giant hole forming in ozone [Video]

3D animation shows giant hole forming in ozone

The Antarctic ozone hole, which forms every year over the South Pole between August and October, is now larger than Antarctica, according to scientists from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere..

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Prosecco v Prošek: origin protection move 'sparkles' tension between Italy and Croatia [Video]

Prosecco v Prošek: origin protection move 'sparkles' tension between Italy and Croatia

Italy, the homeland of Prosecco, is not happy with Croatia's attempt to get EU recognition for the Dalmatian wine, 'Prošek'.

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European Parliament strongly backs legal rights for digital platform workers [Video]

European Parliament strongly backs legal rights for digital platform workers

Brussels will now draw up plans to protect app-based workers, after MEPs overwhelmingly backed giving them full employment rights under EU law.

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Von der Leyen pitches European Chips Act in a bid to boost the EU's tech self-reliance [Video]

Von der Leyen pitches European Chips Act in a bid to boost the EU's tech self-reliance

A forthcoming European Chips Act will aim at boosting the EU's domestic production of semiconductors, a highly valuable component that powers everyday electronic devices.

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End of 'Merkron': EU's power couple prepares to bow out [Video]

End of 'Merkron': EU's power couple prepares to bow out

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MEPs approve strengthened measures to attract highly skilled non-EU workers [Video]

MEPs approve strengthened measures to attract highly skilled non-EU workers

The bloc's Blue Card Directive was first introduced in 2009 to try and address a shortfall in certain sectors, including healthcare and ICT.

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State of the EU 2021: What are the key takeaways from von der Leyen's annual speech? [Video]

State of the EU 2021: What are the key takeaways from von der Leyen's annual speech?

The fights against COVID-19 and climate change as well as migration, respect for rule of law and a European defence policy are the main issues Brussels will wrestle with in the coming months.

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State of the European Union speech [Video]

State of the European Union speech

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EU state of the Union 2021: Ursula von der Leyen sets out priorities for next year [Video]

EU state of the Union 2021: Ursula von der Leyen sets out priorities for next year

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Barnier warns of 'other Brexits' if no EU immigration overhaul [Video]

Barnier warns of 'other Brexits' if no EU immigration overhaul

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EU pledges extra 4 billion euros in international climate finance [Video]

EU pledges extra 4 billion euros in international climate finance

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