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Wednesday, June 16, 1999 Published at 08:23 GMT 09:23 UK

French conservatives in turmoil

French President Jacques Chirac's party, the RPR, is plunged into crisis following a poor showing in the European elections.

Centre-right hails Euro triumph

Centre-right gains across Europe have displaced the socialists as the largest group in the European Parliament.

Labour defeat sparks euro row

Labour's humiliating defeat in the European Parliament elections have re-ignited the heated debate over Britain's attitude to the single currency.

Tories celebrate Euro poll success
Tory leader William Hague hails his party's overwhelming victory in the European elections as vindication of his opposition to the euro.
The Euro fallout
After William Hague's first major success, the BBC's Political Editor Robin Oakley asks: Where now for the Tories?
Success for smaller parties
Smaller parties have benefited from proportional representation and the low turnout in this year's European Parliamant elections.
UK turnout: Apathy or ignorance?
Why the UK's turnout for this week's European elections was the lowest in the union.
Focus shifts to NI peace talks
Northern Ireland politicians will return to the business of talks about the devolution of power and arms decommissioning as the Euro elections end predictably in Belfast.
Dana's second Euro victory
Irish singer Dana - who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970 with All Kinds Of Everything - has won a seat in elections to the European Parliament.
Battered Schröder vows economic reform
Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has pledged to improve his government's handling of the economy following the SPD's crushing Euro-election defeat.
Labour postmortem begins
Tony Blair has rejected criticism of Labour's Euro election campaign, accusing the Tories of becoming a single-issue party.
Europe's swing to the right
The BBC's William Horsley examines why voting in the European Parliament elections has made a decisive swing towards the right.
Santer and Bonino elected as MEPs
The former EU President Jacques Santer has been elected as an Euro-MP along with commissioner Emma Bonino.
Labour top in Scotland
Labour has won three of Scotland's European Parliament seats with the SNP close behind and the Tories returning MEPs for the first time in 10 years.
Blair's 'big failure' - Ashdown
Prime Minister Tony Blair paid the price for failing to give the country a lead on Europe, argues Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown.
Plaid succeed at Labour's expense
It was a day of reversed political fortunes in Wales, with Plaid Cymru gaining its first ever seats in Europe while Labour suffered their lowest share of the vote for nearly 90 years.
Chirac beaten into third place
French President Jacques Chirac's centre-right list was beaten at the Euro-polls by Charles Pasqua's new Rally for France list.

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