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Meaning of “the European Union” in the English Dictionary

"the European Union" in British English

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the European Unionnoun

uk   us   (abbreviation the EU)
the ​organization, since 1993, through which ​Europeangovernments who ​choose to be ​members make ​decisions and ​agree on ​sharedaction in ​social and ​economicmatters

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(Definition of the European Union from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the European Union" in Business English

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the European Unionnoun

uk   us   (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 ​efficientvehicles to ​sell in ​Europe to ​meet the ​European Union's tough ​climaterules. European Union countries/​directives/​legislation
(Definition of the European Union from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the European Union”
in Chinese (Simplified) 欧洲联盟…
in Turkish Avrupa Birliği…
in Russian Европейский союз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歐洲聯盟…
in Polish Unia Europejska…
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