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9th Dec 2016

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EU's Georgieva not nominated as UN candidate

The Bulgarian government decided Tuesday to keep Unesco head Irina Bokova as Bulgaria's single candidate for UN secretary general. Recent rumours, fuelled by some EU officials, had it that EU budget commissioner Kristalina Georgieva would be chosen as a replacement for Bokova or as a second Bulgarian candidate. The next UN chief, to be named by the end of the year, should be a European, according to informal UN rules.

News in Brief

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  2. Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
  3. Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
  5. Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
  6. No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
  7. Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
  8. McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe

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