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29th Nov 2022

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Muslim woman set to become Romania PM

Romania's Social Democrats have proposed Sevil Shhaideh, 52, to be the country's next prime minister after winning elections on 11 December. A member of the country's Tatar minority, Shhaideh would be the first female Muslim to head an EU country. She's a little-known figure, but close to party leader Liviu Dragnea, who was convicted of electoral fraud in April. President Klaus Iohannis will have to approve the nomination.

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A missed opportunity in Kazakhstan

Tokayev received congratulations on his election victory from presidents Xi, Putin, Erdogan, and Lukashenko. However, the phone in the Akorda, Kazakhstan's presidential palace, did not ring with congratulatory calls from Berlin, Paris, London, or Washington.

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EU's Hungary funds, China, energy, and Frontex This WEEK

In the European Parliament, MEPs will hear from ECB president Christina Lagarde, Kyiv's Vitali Klitschko, and from the three candidates proposed by the EU Commission to be the new boss of EU border agency Frontex.

Sweden says 'no' to EU asylum relocation pledges

Sweden won't make any pledges to relocate asylum seekers under a French-inspired EU plan because there is no legal basis, says Sweden's ambassador to the EU. But Sweden's new right-wing government is also tightening migration rules.

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