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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Euro election counting to resume in Northern Ireland

Counting in the European election will resume in Northern Ireland later today with officials facing heavy criticism over the length of time the process has taken.

One MP branded yesterday's 15-hour plus count a "disgrace and a complete shambles" after it was suspended close to 1am this morning with only one of three candidates having been declared elected.

Nigel Dodds, who is North Belfast MP and DUP deputy leader, was scathing of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland, which was also criticised after delays plagued the 2011 Assembly election count.

"I think it is a disgrace that once again the Electoral Office has operated things here at a count which has made Northern Ireland look a complete shambles in terms of counting votes," he said.

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