Elections for Europe's parliament will lead to haggling for top EU jobs

Netherlands' ecologist party GroenLinks MEP Bas Eickhout prepares his ballot for the European elections in a voting booth at a polling station in Utrecht on May 23, 2019. PHOTO: AFP
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LONDON - The elections for the European Parliament currently staged in all the 28 member-states of the European Union are among the biggest in the world with over 400 million people entitled to vote.

With pressing issues such as a general economic slowdown, a continuous migrant crisis and the rise of fringe parties of both the extreme right and left of the political spectrum, the ballots provide a crucial indicator for the future of Europe.

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