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English definition of “the European Union”

the European Union

noun     (abbreviation the EU)
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 European politics and government
(Definition of the European Union noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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