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22nd Jul 2018

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EU slogan designed to boost voter turnout

The European Parliament has published a slogan - "This Time I'm Voting" - to boost turnout in 2019's EU elections. "It's not enough to just hope for a better future: this time we all need to take responsibility for it," additional blurb said. EU elections in 2014 saw one of the lowest turnouts, at 43 percent, compared to a high point of 62 percent in the first vote in 1979.

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EU wants answers to de-dramatise Brexit talks

Further talks on the Irish border could continue next week as the EU is open to "any solution" that keeps the border invisible. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said key questions remain over the UK's white paper on a future partnership.

EU urges no-deal Brexit preparation

The EU Commission urged companies, citizens, and member states to prepare in case the UK next March crashes out of the EU without a deal - on the day the new UK Brexit minister arrived in Brussels.

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