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EU vote may shift power in main euro zone states, stall integration 1:33pm BST


BRUSSELS Expected gains for populist eurosceptic parties in this week's European Parliament elections could prompt a shift in the political balance of power in leading member states and stall moves towards deeper economic integration.


Greek PM says EU poll is also vote of confidence in his policies 1:14pm BST

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday that the European parliament election was also a vote of confidence in his policies, and a minister who is close to him said an early national election was possible depending on the result.


Indian migrants say Italy needs them despite rise of far-right 1:07pm BST

SABAUDIA, Italy Indian migrants working near Rome say Italy's far-right politicians may talk about curbing immigration but they say the European nation cannot manage without their cheap labour.


Pro-EU Dutch parties see surprise gains in first results of EU election 12:23pm BST

AMSTERDAM Dutch mainstream, EU-supporting political parties made gains in the first test of the European Parliament election, according to an exit poll that showed a surprise Labour victory and a weak showing for eurosceptics in the Netherlands.


Poland's PiS ready to talk with Italian, Spanish far-right - PM 9:35am BST

WARSAW Poland's ruling nationalists Law and Justice (PiS) are ready for talks on a European parliamentary alliance with Italy's far-right League party and Spain's Vox, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Polska Times.pl in remarks published on Friday.


In upset, Dutch Labour party trumps populists in European vote - exit poll 8:07am BST

(This May 23 story has been refiled to clarify source in headline.)

Labour party wins Dutch vote in European election - exit poll 23 May 2019

AMSTERDAM The Netherlands' Labour party won most Dutch votes for the European Parliament on Thursday, according to an exit poll, a surprise result that gives a boost to European Commissioner Frans Timmermans, Labour's lead candidate.


French far-right tops poll, EU vote turns into Le Pen/Macron duel 23 May 2019

PARIS Support in France has risen for both Marine Le Pen's far-right party and President Emmanuel Macron's candidates three days before voting in the European parliament elections, an opinion poll showed.


Migration will dictate Hungary ruling party ties to EU centre right - foreign minister 23 May 2019

PARIS Migration policy will determine whether Hungary's ruling party remains in the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) grouping after the bloc's parliamentary elections, the foreign minister said on Thursday.


EU citizens angry at being denied a vote in UK 23 May 2019

LONDON Hundreds of EU citizens trying to cast their vote for the European Parliament elections in the United Kingdom on Friday have been turned away because of administrative mistakes, a campaign group said.