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the EU

noun     POLITICS
abbreviation for the European Union: an organization, known until 1993 as the European Community, through which the governments of its member countries make social, political, and economic decisions: In March 2004, the EU imposed tariffs on American goods. EU leaders/proposals/directives EU nationals/member states/countries
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