The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi) and an estimated total population of about 513 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 and came into full force in 2002 and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency.
The European Union will "never, never, never" compromise on the integrity of its single market, its chief Brexit negotiator warned Britain on Monday, saying London must now face reality after.. Reuters - Published
The European Union will monitor the Northern Ireland elements of Britain's Brexit agreement very closely and will not allow London to re-open the deal "under the guise of implementation," the EU’s.. Reuters - Published
Top scientists, researchers and mathematicians will be given fast-tracked entry to the UK from next month, the Prime Minister has announced. Boris Johnson said he wanted to send a message that Britain..
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The UK leaves the European Union at the end of the month, but that will not mean the end of the Brexit saga. Take a look at what happens after January 31. More negotiations, a Canada-style free trade..
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Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has said leaving the EU next Friday provides the UK the opportunity to do trade deals with Europe and the rest of the world. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook at..
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he was optimistic about the chances of a trade deal between the United States and Britain this year, adding that he earlier met Britain's finance..
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has formally signed the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in Downing Street, in the presence of EU and Foreign Office officials. It comes after the Queen gave her royal assent to..
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Fiat Chrysler's Jeep Grand Cherokee and Suzuki's Vitara diesel models both break emissions rules and must be fixed or face a ban on sales across Europe, the Dutch road authority ruled on Thursday. Adam..
Worries about deep fake videos and artificial intelligence took center stage at this year's World Economic Forum and an interactive display gave attendees a chance to create their own deep fake. Ciara..
Berlin will have to take on Britain's mantle as protector of the interests of Europe's smaller, northern liberal democracies after Brexit, Germany's Europe Minister said, forecasting that Britain's.. Reuters - Published
The governments of Spain and Portugal are working with China and the European Union to repatriate their nationals from the Wuhan area struck by the coronavirus, the two countries' foreign ministers.. Reuters - Published
Britain is the United States' closest ally but their long friendship may be sorely tested as the two countries try to forge a new trade agreement after Britain's exit from the European Union. Reuters - Published
Businesses still face the risk of a cliff edge Brexit at the end of the year given the short time available to negotiate a future trading relationship between Britain and the European Union, the EU’s.. Reuters - Published
The Spanish government is working with China and the European Union to repatriate Spanish nationals from the Wuhan area of China amid concerns over coronavirus, Spain's Foreign Minister Arancha.. Reuters - Published
Britain unveiled on Sunday a new 50 pence coin minted to mark the country's departure from the European Union, which bears the inscription "Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations" and the.. Reuters - Published
Poland accused the European Union on Saturday of double standards for questioning the country's Constitutional Tribunal, intensifying a spat between Warsaw and Brussels ahead of a visit by the bloc's.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mulling to use the threat of high tariffs to raise pressure on the European Union, the United States and other nations to strike trade deals with Britain, The.. Reuters - Published
Cyprus is blocking new European Union sanctions against several officials from Russia-annexed Crimea in a bid to secure EU backing for tougher action against Turkey in a separate row over drilling for.. Reuters - Published
Opposition parties rebuked Spain's government on Friday over an encounter at Madrid's international airport between a minister and a senior aide to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro subject to a.. Reuters - Published
The European Union is prepared to discuss further support for Turkey over refugees from Syria, the European Parliament's new rapporteur on Turkey said on Friday, describing cooperation over the issue.. Reuters - Published
The EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday he had extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran under a dispute mechanism triggered by France,.. Reuters - Published
The European Union is working on the assumption that the status quo transition period after Brexit will terminate at the end of the year and not be extended, a senior official with the bloc said on.. Reuters - Published
The European Commission said on Friday it was "very concerned" with the state of the rule of law in Poland where the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party overhauled the courts, precipitating.. Reuters - Published
Global clothing and shoe brands, including Adidas, PUMA and Levi Strauss have written again to Cambodia's longtime leader saying the country's record on labor and human rights threatens to bring down.. Reuters - Published
The European Commission asked the Court of Justice of the European Union, the EU's highest court, for interim measures against Poland's new law to discipline judges for criticizing the government, the.. Reuters - Published
The conflict over judges in Poland deepened on Thursday, as a supreme court ruling and a parliament vote ratcheted up tensions over an issue that has set the country on a collision course with the.. Reuters - Published
Wrapping up even a "bare bones" deal on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will be fraught with complexity and, with so little time to get it done, a painful "hard" Brexit.. Reuters - Published
The European Union will not agree to a political solution to Libya's factional conflict unless Turkey and Libya abandon a maritime accord they signed in November, Greek prime minister Kyriakos.. Reuters - Published
Britain moved a step closer to its Jan. 31 exit from the European Union when the legislation required to ratify its deal with Brussels passed its final stage in parliament on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
Citizens of the European Union will have a say on how the bloc should change to meet their needs under a proposal of the executive European Commission as it seeks to digest the lessons of Brexit. Reuters - Published
The lower house of Britain's parliament on Wednesday overturned changes made by the upper house to the legislation needed to ratify the country's divorce agreement with the European Union. Reuters - Published
Colombia is asking the United States, the European Union and other countries to include dissidents from the former FARC rebels on their lists of terrorist organizations, the foreign ministry said on.. Reuters - Published
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government suffered a fourth defeat on its Brexit legislation when members of parliament's upper chamber voted on Tuesday to ensure protections for child refugees after.. Reuters - Published