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English definition of “the European Union”

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
(Definition of the European Union noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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