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Migration and Trump on the menu as EU candidates face off

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leading candidates in the European Union elections grappled with the thorny issue of migration, rising nationalism and even testy ties with U.S. President Donald Trump in a largely drama-free debate Wednesday barely a week before May 23-26 polls. Quizzed by three European journalists over 90 minutes, the six candidates for Jean-Claude Juncker s post as president of the EU s powerful executive arm also tackled youth unemployment, taxes and climate change in a debate among six mainstream party candidates that was conducted almost exclusively in English despite their different nationalities. Some 400 million people are eligible next week to choose members of the...

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