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Spread across the heart of Europe the institutions of the European Union form the framework for co-operation between the 27 member states.

As well as the high-profile Parliament, Commission and Central Bank, the EU relies on a number of smaller bodies to keep it running. In addition, there are a raft of agencies dotted across the continent dedicated to every aspect of European life.

Use this guide to find out where they are and what they do.


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