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What is the EU ?

What is the EU ?

What is the EU?

The European Union is not a state but a unique economic and political partnership between European countries that want to build a future together.

How is it that 28 different countries have decided to come together in one union? What do Europeans have in common?

We share a continent and much more…


The EU is currently made up of 28 countries. In June 2016 one of these, the United Kingdom (UK), voted to leave the EU. However, until the withdrawal negotiations are complete, the UK remains a member of the EU with all the rights and obligations that derive from this.