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27th May 2019

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MEPs pass emergency Brexit measures for UK citizens

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday on a set of emergency measures to limit negative impact of no-deal Brexit on citizens, including legal safeguards for current Erasmus students and teachers in or from the UK to complete their ongoing learning activity abroad. UK airlines would also be allowed to provide services between the UK and the EU, as long as the UK provides equivalent access to EU companies.

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'Pan-European' Volt and DieM25 manage one MEP each

The new pro-EU Volt Europe party participated in eight EU countries but only won a seat in Germany - where former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis failed to get elected. His DieM25 did win an MEP seat- back in Greece.

Spanish socialist leader strengthened by EU vote

The Spanish social democrats becomes the biggest national group among the European socialists, after winning the Spanish European election - which also sees a Catalan separatist in jail elected as MEP.

Romania backs president's justice reform gamble

Romanian voters have backed the president's justice reform gamble and dealt an electoral blow to the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) in the European elections, as the centre-right parties surged to over 50 percent of the vote.

Salvini triumphs in Italy

The League, Italy's far-right party, doubled its vote in European elections compared to the national elections in 2018, while the other governing party, the Five Star Movement (M5S), lost half of its voters.

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