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OE: How will the UK’s participation in the European Parliament elections affect the EU?

The UK’s unexpected participation in the European Parliament elections has already had a significant impact on domestic politics. However, as Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh points out, the election of British MEPs will also have consequences for the EU.  

Few on either side of the Channel wanted these elections to take place in the UK, but the EU took the view that the extension of Article 50 to 31 October made it a legal necessity.

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