Polls for the elections to the European Parliament have opened in The Netherlands marking the starting four days of voting across the 28-member EU.

The UK starts voting half an hour later, making the duo the only member states that vote on a Thursday.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is fighting to retain his position two years after defeating right-wing populist Geert Wilders, who has seen his support slip by 5% to a decade-low, a clear sign that his message has lost some of its momenta....

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