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Britain and the European Union

The European Union is a partnership of 27 countries.  Britain has been a member of the EU since 1973.

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The EU Act

Find out more about the European Union Act 2011, which received Royal Assent on 19 July 2011.

Foreign Office minister David Lidington

The Minister for Europe's blog

Find out more about the day to day work of David Lidington by watching his video blog.

How the European Union works

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Here you'll find an overview of how the different EU institutions work together.

The EU Act

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The European Union Act 2011 received Royal Assent on Tuesday 19 July 2011.

Britain's relationship with the European Union

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The British coalition Government has pledged to be 'active and activist' in Europe, whilst protecting British interests. Find out more about what this means

Active in Europe

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The Foreign Secretary and Minister for Europe meet frequently with EU partners. Find out more using our interactive map.

Getting you into the EU

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The British Government is committed to boosting the numbers of British citizens working for the European Union. Read on to see opportunities available.

The EU Twinning & TAIEX Programmes

Information on the EU Twinning & TAIEX Programmes

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