The four days of balloting across the 28 European Union countries were seen as a test of the influence of the nationalist, populist and hard-right movements that have swept the continent.
Polls opened at 0400 GMT in the east of the bloc and will finally close at 2100 GMT in Italy. Seven EU member states have already voted, and provisional results will be released late on Sunday.
Voters in Belgium's Limburg municipality of Bilzen will go to the polls again on June 16 to elect a new municipal council, after irregularities were found with the counting of votes in October's election.
Scores of various countries within the European Union differ markedly, with some of those of the former communist states in Eastern Europe bringing down the average.
Belgium, Germany and Kuwait, three non-permanent council members, requested the closed-door meeting on Wednesday after Russia and the Syrian regime stepped up their bombardments of the rebel-held region.
Organised by the Turkish Cycling Federation, the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey debuted in 1963 and became an international race two years later.
Some refugees in Belgium rely on charity-run hostels to survive as the country plans to reduce illegal migration.
The Rwandan genocide was not the tale of two supposedly savage tribes in an African country. Instead, European colonialism helped plant the seeds of future tragedy.
Belgium officially acknowledges responsibility for segregation policy under which 'metis' children were seized from Congo, part of its brutal 80 years of African colonisation.
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says the bloc's 27 member states were now prepared for the UK to leave the bloc without an agreement, but that it was "never our desired or intended scenario."
The announcement comes after Italy's anti-migration government insisted it should not have to carry the burden of dealing with migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Flanders government in Belgium said stunning animals was more humane, banning ritually slaughtered animal meat. Now, Muslims and Jews have to drive hours-long journeys to find the meat they want.
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