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The Europe Report: Day one of voting, the UK and the Netherlands

And they're off - the first of the European Union's more than 400 million eligible voters have started casting their ballots. The UK and the Netherlands were the first to do so. With Britain's EU membership dominating all political discourse in the UK, our reporters meet old friends who've now found themselves on opposite sides of the Brexit divide. And in the Netherlands, the prime minister's party is looking likely to finish in a tie for seats with a recently-created far-right party.

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Elsewhere in the campaign, our team visits the people living on top of Europe’s largest natural gas field – where some have seen homes and property destroyed by earthquakes caused by gas extraction.

In France, Marine Le Pen is promising to appeal again after she was ordered Thursday to repay almost €300,000 to the European Parliament over supposed parliamentary assistance by an aide who was actually based in Paris. We tell you more about the case and go behind the scenes at the parliament to see the daily work of MEPs' assistants.

And finally, we bring you an election day treat from the UK, as scores of Brits find an unusual way to mark their visit to the polling station.

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