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27th Sep 2020

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Private companies campaign to boost turnout in EU poll

Some European companies are urging people to vote in this week's European elections to prevent anti-EU forces scooping too many seats and secure their interests in a stable Europe. Swedish music-streaming company Spotify on Tuesday had over 60,000 followers to an EU-themed playlist entitled 'Get Vocal Europe!', while Germany's Volkswagen appealed to its 490,000 European employees to cast their vote, saying that a united Europe is in everybody's interests.

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