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English definition of “the European Union”

the European Union

noun
 
 
(abbreviation the EU) POLITICS
an organization, known until 1993 as the European Community, through which the governments of its member countries in Europe make social, political, and economic decisions: US carmakers are producing more efficient vehicles to sell in Europe to meet the European Union's tough climate rules. European Union countries/directives/legislation
(Definition of the European Union from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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