Definition of European Union in US English:

European Union

(also EU)

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 November 1, 1993. It consists of twenty-eight member states, nineteen of which use the common currency unit, the euro. The terms European Economic Community (EEC) and European Community (EC) continue to be used loosely to refer to what is now the European Union


European Union