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17th Oct 2019

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Poll: Finland's Green party to surge in EU elections

Finland's Greens are set to become the country's second-largest party in Sunday's European Parliament elections winning 17.2 percent of the votes, up 7.9 percent from previous European elections in 2014, according to an Yle poll. Finlands National Coalition Party (NCP) would remain the biggest party, despite losing 2.9 percent compared to 2014. The Finns Party was polled third, growing their share of the European vote by four percent.

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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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