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Airbus chief urges staff to vote in polls

Tom Enders alarmed anti-EU populists will set back trade

[BERLIN] Alarmed by a surge of anti-EU populists, the chief executive of European aerospace firm Airbus Group has taken the unusual step of writing to the group's 144,000 employees to urge them to vote in the European Parliament elections.

"I didn't tell my colleagues what to vote, but I said 'Go and vote'," Tom Enders told Reuters in an interview, saying that he hoped that radical, anti-European parties would "get as few votes as possible". "I wanted to make them (Airbus staff) reflect on the context...

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