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Stephen Schmidt

Senior Member
Arabic
Hi everyone,
I'm reading a news report about Britain's exit from the EU:
Britain must be able to transition smoothly when it leaves the European
Union and that will be an important part of negotiations with the bloc,
finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.
What is the bloc?
Thanks.
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    From the WR dictionary:

    bloc /blɑk/ n.
    1. Governmenta group of people, etc., united for a particular purpose:the farm bloc composed of members of Congress from the Plains states.
    2. Governmenta group of nations that share common interests and usually act together.

    In this case, the European Union.
     
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