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The European Union is an economic and political union of 28 countries, located primarily in Europe. Tracing its origins from the devastated post-World War II Europe, the EU has grown in size by the accession of new countries and in power by the addition of policy areas to its remit. The union has 500 million citizens, and the European Commission, the EU Council, the European Council, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the European Central Bank and the European Parliament are among its institutions. Read more...