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17th Oct 2019

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Some EU citizens turned away at UK polling stations

Hundreds of EU citizens have been turned away from polling stations in Britain at the European elections on Thursday, an organisation representing EU citizens in Britain, the3million, said in a statement calling for an investigation. "These European elections are significant ... as this might potentially be the last nationwide vote before our voting rights will be downgraded to potholes and bin collections in local election," it added.

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EU leaders to warn von der Leyen over 'giving in' to MEPs

The new commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen will meet for the first time with EU leaders who nominated her for the job. She will be asked to lay out her plans for getting her commission through parliament.

Podcast

Not That Ambassador

Gordon Sondland, Donald Trump's ambassador to the EU, is due to appear before the House impeachment inquiry in Washington on Thursday. His predecessor as ambassador, Anthony Gardner, talks about the role, and his predecessor, on our EU Scream podcast.

Opinion

Polish election: analysing why PiS won

Support for democracy was particularly low in Poland with only 19 percent consistently supporting democracy - only Hungary and Bulgaria scored lower.

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