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17th Oct 2019

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UK forecast puts Brexit Party on top, with 24 seats

A forecast by poll aggregator Britain Elects has put the Brexit Party of Nigel Farage in first place in the UK European elections, with 24 seats. The forecast sees the Liberal Democrats gaining 14 seats, to a total of 15, with Labour losing six, to have 14 MEPs, and the Conservatives losing nine, leaving them with 10 MEPs. The Greens would pick up one seat, to have four MEPs.

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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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