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Germany's key business indicator fell sharply in July. Crisis in Ukraine and Gaza seem to be factors in knocking confidence.
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission.
The EU is preparing further sanctions against Russia - so how much impact are they having? The BBC's Laurence Peter explains.
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Video tour behind the scenes at EU institutions
EU tensions over Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Juncker
Eurosceptic surge and other election landmarks
Anti-EU nationalists look for alliances
People across EU countries share reflections
The big issues in Europe's election - in stark detail
MEPs explain their priorities for the bloc
Losing European identity in crisis-hit Greece
Twitter Q&A on EU with Europe editor Gavin Hewitt
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MEPs don't have to declare how they spend allowances
Why Britain has such a rocky relationship with the EU
Six MEPs give their opinions on the EU’s priorities
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