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English definition of “the European Union”

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the European Union

noun
 
 
( also the EU)
a European political and economic organization that encourages business and good relationships between the countries that are membersInternational politics and governmentNamed organizations and societies and their members
Translations of “the European Union”
in Chinese (Traditional) 歐洲聯盟…
in Russian Европейский союз…
in Turkish Avrupa Birliği…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欧洲联盟…
in Polish Unia Europejska…
(Definition of the European Union from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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