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Angela Merkel: Far-right's EU success 'regrettable'

26 May 2014 Last updated at 20:08 BST

The success of far-right parties in the European Parliament elections is "remarkable and regrettable", the German Chancellor has said.

The three big centre-right, left and liberal blocs are still on course for a majority, but they have all lost seats to parties vowing to reduce the power of the EU or abolish it completely.

Angela Merkel said countries had to win back voters by offering the path to "growth and jobs".