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European markets head for lower open after surge for right-wing parties in EU election

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An employee enters sliding doors decorated with the stars of the European Union (EU) flag at the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission (EC), in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. It took 32 months, two prime ministers, and nearly 30 votes in Parliament to extricate Britain from the European Union and the hardest part of the negotiations hasn’t even started.


LONDON — European stocks are expected to open lower Monday as traders react to initial results from the EU Parliament elections which suggest far-right parties have surged in popularity.

The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen 57 points lower at 8,193, Germany’s DAX 45 points lower at 18,507, France’s CAC 40 down 45 points at 7,952 and Italy’s FTSE MIB 60 points lower at 34,629, according to IG.

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