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European Union
The EUROPEAN UNION (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe
Europe
. It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi), and an estimated population of over 510 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture , fisheries , and regional development . Within the Schengen Area , passport controls have been abolished. A monetary union was established in 1999 and came into full force in 2002, and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency
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Eastern Orthodox Church
The EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH, also known as the ORTHODOX CHURCH, or officially as the ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH, is the second-largest Christian church and one of the oldest extant religious institutions in the world. The Eastern Orthodox
Eastern Orthodox
Church teaches that it is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus
Jesus
Christ in his Great Commission to the apostles. It practices what it understands to be the original Christian faith and maintains the sacred tradition passed down from the apostles . The Eastern Orthodox
Eastern Orthodox
Church is a communion of autocephalous churches , each typically governed by a Holy Synod
Holy Synod
. It teaches that all bishops are equal by virtue of their ordination , and has no central governing structure analogous to the Papacy in the Roman Catholic Church
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Demonym
A DEMONYM (/ˈdɛmənɪm/ ; δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place. It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously GENTILIC was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the Oxford English Dictionary and Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary. Examples of demonyms include a Pakistani for a person from Pakistan
Pakistan
, Swahili for a person of the Swahili coast , the colloquial Kiwi for a person from New Zealand
New Zealand
, and a Cochabambino for a person from the city of Cochabamba . Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region
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Slovak Language
SLOVAK /ˈsloʊvæk, -vɑːk/ ( listen ) (Slovak: slovenský jazyk, pronounced ( listen ), or slovenčina ; not to be confused with slovenski jezik or slovenščina, the native names of the Slovene language ) is an Indo-European language that belongs to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech , Polish , Silesian , Kashubian , and Sorbian ). Slovak is the official language of Slovakia
Slovakia
where it is spoken by approximately 5.51 million people (2014)
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Estonian Language
ESTONIAN (eesti keel ( listen )) is the official language of Estonia
Estonia
, spoken natively by about 922,000 people in Estonia
Estonia
and 160,000 outside Estonia. It belongs to the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family
Uralic language family
. CONTENTS * 1 Classification * 2 History * 2.1 Estonian literature * 2.2 State language * 3 Dialects
Dialects
* 4 Writing system
Writing system
* 4.1 Alphabet * 4.2 Orthography
Orthography
* 5 Phonology * 6 Grammar * 7 Vocabulary * 7.1 Ex nihilo lexical enrichment * 8 Sample text * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 Further reading * 12 External links CLASSIFICATIONEstonian belongs to the Finnic branch of the Uralic languages
Uralic languages
, along with Finnish , Karelian , and other nearby languages
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Latvian Language
LATVIAN (latviešu valoda ) is the official language of Latvia
Latvia
. It was previously known in English as LETTISH which remains the standard today in various forms in most other Germanic languages
Germanic languages
. There are about 1.3 million native Latvian speakers in Latvia
Latvia
and 100,000 abroad. Altogether, 2 million, or 80% of the population of Latvia, speak Latvian. Of those, 1.16 million or 56% use it as their primary language at home. The use of the Latvian language
Latvian language
in various areas of social life in Latvia
Latvia
is increasing. Latvian is a Baltic language and is most closely related to Lithuanian . In addition there is some disagreement whether Latgalian and New Curonian , which are mutually intelligible with Latvian, should be considered varieties or separate languages
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Protestantism In Europe
Christianity
Christianity
is the largest religion in Europe
Europe
. Christianity
Christianity
has been practiced in Europe
Europe
since the 1st century, and a number of the Pauline Epistles were addressed to Christians
Christians
living in Greece
Greece
, as well as other parts of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
. According to a 2010 study by the Pew Research Center , 76.2% of the European population identified themselves as Christians
Christians

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Christianity In Europe
Christianity
Christianity
is the largest religion in Europe
Europe
. Christianity
Christianity
has been practiced in Europe
Europe
since the 1st century, and a number of the Pauline Epistles were addressed to Christians
Christians
living in Greece
Greece
, as well as other parts of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
. According to a 2010 study by the Pew Research Center , 76.2% of the European population identified themselves as Christians
Christians

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Polish Language
POLISH (język polski, polszczyzna) is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland
Poland
and is the native language of the Poles
Poles
. It belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of the West Slavic languages . Polish is the official language of Poland, but it is also used throughout the world by Polish minorities in other countries. It is one of the official languages of the European Union
European Union
. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet , which has 9 additions to the letters of the basic Latin script (ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż). Polish is closely related to Kashubian , Silesian , Upper Sorbian , Lower Sorbian , Czech and Slovak
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Portuguese Language
PORTUGUESE (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Romance language and the sole official language of Portugal
Portugal
, Brazil
Brazil
, Cape Verde , Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
, Mozambique
Mozambique
, Angola
Angola
, and São Tomé and Príncipe . It also has co-official language status in East Timor , Equatorial Guinea and Macau
Macau

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Political Union
A POLITICAL UNION is a type of state which is composed of or created out of smaller states . The process is called UNIFICATION. Unifications of states that used to be together and are reuniting is referred to as REUNIFICATION. Unlike a personal union or real union , the individual states share a central government and the union is recognized internationally as a single political entity. A political union may also be called a legislative union or state union
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City Of Brussels
The CITY OF BRUSSELS (French : Ville de Bruxelles or alternatively Bruxelles-Ville , Dutch : Stad Brussel or Brussel-Stad) is the largest municipality of the Brussels-Capital Region , and the de jure capital of Belgium
Belgium
. The City of Brussels
Brussels
covers most of the Region's centre, as well as northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders
Flanders
. It is the administrative centre of the European Union
European Union
. The City of Brussels
Brussels
is a municipality consisting of the central historic town and certain additional areas within the greater Brussels-Capital Region, namely Haren , Laeken and Neder-Over-Heembeek to the north, and Avenue Louise/Louizalaan and the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos park to the south. On 1 January 2016, the City of Brussels
Brussels
had a total population of 178,552
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Swedish Language
SWEDISH ( svenska (help ·info ) ) is a North Germanic language, spoken natively by more than 9 million people predominantly in Sweden (as sole official language) and parts of Finland
Finland
, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish . It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and Danish . Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse , the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia
Scandinavia
during the Viking Era . It is currently the largest of the North Germanic languages by number of speakers. Standard Swedish , spoken by most Swedes , is the national language that evolved from the Central Swedish dialects in the 19th century and was well established by the beginning of the 20th century. While distinct regional varieties descended from the older rural dialects still exist, the spoken and written language is uniform and standardized
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Danish Language
DANISH /ˈdeɪnᵻʃ/ ( listen ) (dansk pronounced ( listen ); dansk sprog, ) is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark
Denmark
and in the region of Southern Schleswig
Schleswig
in northern Germany
Germany
, where it has minority language status. There are also minor Danish-speaking communities in Norway
Norway
, Sweden
Sweden
, Spain
Spain
, the United States
United States
, Canada
Canada
, Brazil
Brazil
and Argentina
Argentina
. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland
Greenland
speak Danish as their home language
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Finnish Language
FINNISH ( suomi (help ·info ), or suomen kieli ) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland
Finland
and by ethnic Finns outside Finland. It is one of the two official languages of Finland
Finland
and an official minority language in Sweden
Sweden
. In Sweden, both standard Finnish and Meänkieli , a Finnish dialect, are spoken. The Kven language , a dialect of Finnish, is spoken in Northern Norway
Norway
by a minority group of Finnish descent. Finnish is the eponymous member of the Finnic language family and is typologically between fusional and agglutinative languages . It modifies and inflects nouns , adjectives , pronouns , numerals and verbs , depending on their roles in the sentence
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EU (other)
The EU is the European Union
European Union
, a politico-economic union of European nations. EU or EU may also refer to: * .eu
.eu
, a country code top-level domain for the European Union *