European elections: France gets ready for key vote

Like all EU countries, France participates in the European elections, with the French sending 79 MEPs to the European Parliament. France has historically been one of the driving forces behind European cooperation. Despite France's strong role in the bloc, the French aren't particularly fascinated by the EU elections. But a number of initiatives are trying to increase interest and turnout and some are using non-traditional methods. We take a closer look.


Like so many places in the world, Europe is have to fight against fake news influencing its elections. Our Europe Editor Catherine Nicholson, who is our go-to expert for all things related to the EU elections, tells us more.

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