European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans delivers a speech at a campaign rally in Barcelona on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Dutch pro-EU parties surge to surprise victory as European Parliament elections kick off

  • Result is a blow to Eurosceptics across the continent, who had hoped for major gains in the four-day polls
  • More than 400 million voters are eligible to elect 751 European Parliament members, with the first official results expected late on Sunday
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European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans delivers a speech at a campaign rally in Barcelona on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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