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EU leaders pick Tusk and Mogherini for top posts

EU leaders in Brussels on Saturday picked Polish PM Donald Tusk to be the next EU Council head and Italian FM Federica Mogherini to be the bloc's next foreign relations chief. Tusk will take up his post on 1 December, while Mogherini will start along with the new European Commission.

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EU leaders to discuss vaccine certificates

While some member states hope vaccine certificates could revive tourism, EU officials point out that it is not clear if vaccinated people can still carry the virus and infect others.

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