the commission boasts that "the .eu TLD is the eighth largest country code TLD in the world with over 3.8 million registrations in 2017."
Errrr.... The EU is not one country so how can it be the largest country code?
Oh wait, the EU Comisars in Bruxelles want all the EU to become one single state with all power in Brussels and the commission. The EU Parliament is a mere thorn in their backside to their aim of a supra-national state.
Once upon a time we joined a trading block. somewhere it was ... oh why bovvver we are basically being kicked out for being the naughty child.