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Open Europe has today responded to the preliminary 2014 European Parliament elections results. Please note that these figures are based on a combination of final results and some projections so could still be subject to change. However, we do not consi…

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Three days ahead of the European Parliament elections in France, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has written a bombshell piece on Europe for French weekly Le Point and German daily Die Welt – calling for “at least half” of current EU powers to …

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In less than a month’s time voters across the EU (that is those who decide to vote) will head to the polls to elect the new European Parliament. Ahead of the elections there has been a lot of speculation about the surge in support for a range of p…

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Belonging to a group in the European Parliament matters. Groups receive money on top of individual MEPs’ allowances and are given additional group staff. It also boosts chances of representation on committees (where EU laws are discussed and amended be…

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