The European Union is an economic and political union of 28 member states. It has a population of over 500 million; Germany is its most populous member, France the largest by land mass.
The founding members of the bloc were Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany, who signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957 to set up the EU's predecessor. First called the "European Economic Community," the bloc replaced the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the continental economic alliance forged in the aftermath of World War II. The Maastricht Treaty established the European Union under its current name in 1993. This page is a collection DW's latest content related to the EU.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said a Brexit deal could be on the horizon. The major snag in recent months has been the disagreement over the future of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. But despite the Irish leader’s optimism and others’, many companies are preparing for the worst possible scenario.
Poland's top leaders have led a march to mark the 100th anniversary of the country's rebirth as an independent state. The march took place at the same time and along the same route as an annual far-right rally.
Midterm elections in the United States saw more Democrats take seats in the House of Representatives, tilting the balance of power there. But Republicans gained more power in the Senate. Teri Schultz takes a look at whether anything will change for Europe in this vote that was intensively followed on this side of the Atlantic too.