Feel like the European Union is hard to grasp? Try taking a fresh (and slightly humorous) look at it with this special collection of articles.
What do Kazakhstan, Israel and the north-eastern corner of South America have in common? Some people count them as European. So why do other countries fail to make the grade? (31.08.2008)
The EU is not the first thing to come to mind when you think of something hilarious -- unless ridiculous policy decisions make you giggle. But as Europeans, laughing at fellow members could suggest a real togetherness. (30.08.2008)
What do you get if you take a potato, cover it with Turkish delight, douse it in passion-fruit juice and serve with a wedge of soft goat cheese? A sample of the EU's food designation system. (23.08.2008)
The problem with EU jargon is that you need both a political dictionary and a map to understand it. Here is a brief list of the EU's more obscure place-names and a explanation of the processes they refer to. (17.08.2008)
From Austria to Ukraine, more than a few countries have proudly anointed themselves the provider of lifeblood for the European continent. Will the real Heart of Europe please stand up? (09.08.2008)
Far removed from pay-for-passport schemes for wealthy migrants in Cyprus and Malta, foreigners find a "budget" route into the European Union via Lithuania's depopulated countryside, reports Benas Gerdziunas.
Swine fever threatens pig farms in Europe - EU subsidies nurture Bulgarian farm sector - European shares headed higher at midday
The Trump presidency has shaken, but not broken the foundations of trans-Atlantic ties. Europe has found a way — for now — to deal with his idiosyncrasies, as Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.
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