The governments of France and Britain were humiliated by the far-right, but the majority of Europe remains pro-EU. There were few really big surprises in the European parliamentary election.
The EU Parliament will change after the success of France's rightwing National Front party.
Britain's anti-EU party UKIP looked set to win the European Parliamentary election in Britain.
The upstart "Alternative For Germany" party gained as the center-right CDU dipped slightly.
Europe's leaders have begun debating the victory of euroskeptic and radical parties, such as the right-wing in France. Wrangling over the EU's top job has begun, exposing a rift within Germany's coalition government.
Dutch voters unexpectedly pushed Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom into fourth place in European Parliament elections on Thursday.
Greece's renewable energy sector has enormous potential, but legal and administrative obstacles have tripped up investors. While some small enterprises have prospered, major investment is still lacking.
With a focus on nuclear, gas and coal, renewable energy remains on the margins in Poland.
Denmark, a climate leader, plans to switch to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.
A new law is being drafted in Germany to regulate investigations aimed at finding suitable sites for permanent nuclear waste storage. The search can take many years - and Germany's neighbors are facing similar obstacles.
Renewables or coal - four countries compared
The EU's lure claims a higher number of casualties than previously thought, new research shows.
More French Jews moved to Israel last year than US Jews. Anti-Semitism was a main reason.
Europe's Roma have marginal political influence, even where their numbers are greater.
There are many good reasons to complain about the European Union. But the alliance of 28 countries can still be considered a political dream fulfilled, says DW's editor-in-chief Alexander Kudascheff.
Once the next president of the European Commission is chosen, the newly elected members of parliament will be able to get to work. They won't have much time to get used to their new jobs: important decisions lie ahead.
The number of seats in the parliament will drop after the election. What else will change?
Germany's Martin Schulz is looking to be Europe's top dog, but remains an underdog.
Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Juncker is the European Commission's president elect.
Here's a look at the main issues the next European Parliament will have to address.
Twenty-eight countries are EU members. And the process of enlargement is far from over.
How do lobbyists influence EU legislation? DW talks with, among others, a tobacco industry lobbyist and an EU parliamentarian.
EU directives regulate every last detail. Some are amusing or useful, while others are perplexing.
One of the EU's biggest slums lies on the outskirts of Madrid
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