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Leaders set to review EU's agenda after Eurosceptic surge

European leaders will review the economic area's agenda after voters "sent a strong message" in the election which saw a surge from Eurosceptic parties, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said.

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Farage: Ukip support has spread across the union

Nigel Farage said the EU debates with Nick Clegg launched his party toward success.

Nigel Farage has told Ukip members he is "immensely proud" of his party's performance at the local and European elections.

"We've proven over the last few days that we are truly a UK Independence Party," he told a press conference.

"We cross all social divides - we are picking up a large number of old Labour votes, we have picked up quite a serious number of Liberal Democrat votes, and one in five of our voters are people that haven't voted for 25 years or more.

He added that breakthroughs in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland indicated that it had an appeal beyond middle England.

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