Definition of European Union in English:

European Union

(also EU)

Pronunciation /ˌyo͝orəˌpēən ˈyo͞onyən/ /ˌjʊrəˌpiən ˈjunjən/

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proper noun

  • An economic and political association of European countries as a unit with internal free trade and common external tariffs.

The European Union was created on 1 November 1993, with the coming into force of the Maastricht Treaty. It encompasses the old European Community (EC) together with two intergovernmental ‘pillars’ for dealing with foreign affairs and with immigration and justice. With the departure of the UK in 2020 the European Union has 27 member states