The European Union is a surpanational and intergovernmental union of 25 independent democratic member states. It is populated with over 450 million citizens who speak 20 official different languages.

map of EU states

It is the world's largest confederation of states.

It is a partnership of countries that work together for the benefit of their citizens.

The UN has only the powers its member countries give it.

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