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"the EU" in British English

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the EUnoun

uk   us   /ˌiːˈjuː/
abbreviation for the European Union
(Definition of the EU from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the EU" in Business English

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the EUnoun

uk   us   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 ​imposedtariffs on American ​goods. EU ​leaders/​proposals/​directives EU nationals/​memberstates/countries
(Definition of the EU from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the EU”
in Chinese (Simplified) 欧洲联盟…
in Turkish Avrupa Birliği (AB)…
in Russian Европейский союз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歐洲聯盟…
in Polish UE (= = Unia Europejska)…
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