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21st Aug 2017

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Luxembourg consumption rate highest in EU

Luxembourg's consumption rate per capita is 40% over the EU average, according to the EU's statistical office Eurostat. Germany ranks second at 25% over the average, followed by Austria and Sweden. Romania and Bulgaria have the lowest rates at about 50% below the EU average.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

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  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
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