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the European Union

noun uk   ( abbreviation the EU) us  
the organization, since 1993, through which European governments who choose to be members make decisions and agree on shared action in social and economic matters
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in Chinese (Traditional) 歐洲聯盟…
in Russian Европейский союз…
in Turkish Avrupa Birliği…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欧洲联盟…
in Polish Unia Europejska…
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