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. The EU has often been described as a sui generis political entity.

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California's governor says he will implement more restrictions, the EU will open to travelers but not Americans and more news to start your Wednesday.
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The E.U. and other European countries will begin welcoming some nonessential travelers on July 1, but Americans will not be on the list, at least at first. Here,..
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Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and other health officials are testifying before Congress. The European Union will allow visitors from 15 countries,..
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Americans will not be allowed to travel to EU countries when the bloc opens up to international visitors July 1, the European Council said Tuesday.
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The bloc will allow visitors from 15 countries, but the United States, Brazil and Russia were among the notable absences from the safe list.
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