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Factbox: Europe votes - Timeline to handover

23 May 2019

BRUSSELS EU citizens will elect a new European Parliament this week, the first step in a process that will change the leadership of major European Union institutions later this year.

Europe holds 'most important' EU vote

23 May 2019

BRUSSELS Europeans start voting on Thursday in four days of elections to the EU parliament that will influence not just Brussels policy for the next five years but, to some extent, the very future of the Union project itself. | Video

Factbox: Europe votes - timeline to handover

16 May 2019

BRUSSELS EU citizens will elect a new European Parliament next week, the first step in a process that will change the leadership of major European Union institutions later this year.

Factbox: Europe votes - by the numbers

16 May 2019

BRUSSELS These are numbers, key and not so key, that will feature in voting for the European Parliament on May 23-36:

Duelling in the dark - EU candidates pitch to (some) voters

15 May 2019

BRUSSELS Raising corporate taxes and wages, cutting carbon emissions, handling African migrants and standing up to Russia, China and the United States all got an airing in Europe's "presidential debate" on Wednesday.

Factbox: Europe votes - by the numbers

15 May 2019

BRUSSELS These are numbers, key and not so key, that will feature in voting for the European Parliament on May 23-36:

Explainer - How the EU will vote and why it matters

15 May 2019

BRUSSELS Europeans will elect a new EU legislature next week. This is why the vote matters:

Juncker regrets EU silence on Brexit campaign 'lies'

07 May 2019

BRUSSELS Jean-Claude Juncker thinks heeding David Cameron's request to stay silent while Brexit campaigners told "lies" before Britain's 2016 referendum was the biggest mistake he has made as EU chief executive.

EU leaders set to meet after election -officials

03 May 2019

BRUSSELS EU leaders are expected to meet just after this month's elections to the European Parliament, officials said on Friday, as national governments brace for a possible clash with lawmakers over who will run the Brussels executive.

Explainer: How the EU will vote and why it matters

30 Apr 2019

BRUSSELS In three weeks, Europeans will vote for a new European Parliament but the real struggle for power over the bloc will begin only after votes are counted. Here's why?

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