European Union

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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of member states that are located primarily in Europe.wikipedia
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Member state of the European Union

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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of member states that are located primarily in Europe.
The European Union (EU) consists of 28 member states.

European Union law

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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.
European Union law is the system of laws operating within the member states of the European Union.

Common Agricultural Policy

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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.
The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the agricultural policy of the European Union.

Regional policy of the European Union

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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.
The regional policy of the European Union (EU), also referred as Cohesion Policy, is a policy with the stated aim of improving the economic well-being of regions in the EU and also to avoid regional disparities.

Euro

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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 Euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of 19 of the member states of the European Union.

Common Fisheries Policy

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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.
The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the fisheries policy of the European Union (EU).

Treaty of Rome

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The EU traces its origins to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC), established, respectively, by the 1951 Treaty of Paris and 1957 Treaty of Rome.
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU; also referred to as the Treaty of Rome) is one of two treaties forming the constitutional basis of the European Union (EU), the other being the Treaty on European Union (TEU; also referred to as the Treaty of Maastricht).

2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum

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The United Kingdom signified its intention to leave after a membership referendum in June 2016 and is negotiating its withdrawal.
The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as the EU referendum, the European referendum and the Brexit referendum, took place on 23 June 2016 in the United Kingdom (UK) and Gibraltar to ask the electorate if the country should remain a member of, or leave the European Union (EU), under the provisions of the European Union Referendum Act 2015 and also the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

Eurozone

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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 other nine members of the European Union continue to use their own national currencies, although most of them are obliged to adopt the euro in the future.

Brexit negotiations

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The United Kingdom signified its intention to leave after a membership referendum in June 2016 and is negotiating its withdrawal.
During 2017 and 2018, representatives of the United Kingdom and the European Union negotiated terms for Brexit, the planned withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

2012 Nobel Peace Prize

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In 2012, the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union (EU) "for over six decades [having] contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe" by a unanimous decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Foreign relations of the European Union

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Through the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the EU has developed a role in external relations and defence.
Although there has been a large degree of integration between European Union member states, foreign relations is still a largely intergovernmental matter, with the 28 members controlling their own relations to a large degree.

Common Security and Defence Policy

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Through the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the EU has developed a role in external relations and defence.
The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is the European Union's (EU) course of action in the fields of defence and crisis management, and a main component of the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).

List of diplomatic missions of the European Union

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The union maintains permanent diplomatic missions throughout the world and represents itself at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G7 and the G20.
The member states of the European Union are aligned in their foreign policy on many issues.

Common Foreign and Security Policy

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Through the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the EU has developed a role in external relations and defence.
The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) is the organised, agreed foreign policy of the European Union (EU) for mainly security and defence diplomacy and actions.

European Union and the United Nations

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The union maintains permanent diplomatic missions throughout the world and represents itself at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G7 and the G20.
The European Union (EU) has had permanent observer status at the United Nations (UN) since 1974, and has had enhanced participation rights since 2011.

G20

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The union maintains permanent diplomatic missions throughout the world and represents itself at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G7 and the G20.
The G20 (or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union (EU).

Denmark

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No member state has left the EU or its antecedent organisations (Greenland, an autonomous territory within Denmark, left the Communities in 1985).
Denmark became a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU) in 1973, but negotiated certain opt-outs; it retains its own currency, the krone.

European Communities

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The original members of what came to be known as the European Communities were the Inner Six: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany.
These were the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom), and the European Economic Community (EEC); the last of which was renamed the European Community (EC) in 1993 by the Maastricht Treaty, which formed the European Union.

European Union as an emerging superpower

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Because of its global influence, the European Union was described in 2006 as an emerging superpower.
The European Union (EU) has been called an emerging superpower by scholars and academics like T. R. Reid, Andrew Reding, Andrew Moravcsik, Mark Leonard, Jeremy Rifkin, John McCormick and some politicians such as Romano Prodi and Tony Blair.

United Kingdom invocation of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union

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The United Kingdom signified its intention to leave after a membership referendum in June 2016 and is negotiating its withdrawal.
On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom (UK) invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) which began the member state's withdrawal, commonly known as Brexit, from the European Union (EU).

European Coal and Steel Community

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The EU traces its origins to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC), established, respectively, by the 1951 Treaty of Paris and 1957 Treaty of Rome.
The ECSC was the first international organisation to be based on the principles of supranationalism, and started the process of formal integration which ultimately led to the European Union.

Schengen Area

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For travel within the Schengen Area, passport controls have been abolished.
The Schengen Area consists of 26 states, including four which are not members of the European Union (EU).

West Germany

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The original members of what came to be known as the European Communities were the Inner Six: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany.
He not only secured a membership in NATO but was also a proponent of agreements which developed into the present-day European Union.

European Union and the G7

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The union maintains permanent diplomatic missions throughout the world and represents itself at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G7 and the G20.
The European Union (EU) is a member of the G7 (formerly the G8).