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25th Jan 2022

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Germany: diplomacy for Schulz, interior for CSU chief

The leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Martin Schulz is set to be the foreign affairs ministers in the upcoming coalition government, according to German media. The interior minister will go to Horst Seehofer, the leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), who is one of the main critics of chancellor Angela Merkel's migration policy. The finance minister is expected to be SPD Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz.

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EU eyes Indian Ocean naval adventure

Europe is preparing to boost its naval presence in the north west Indian Ocean "to uphold freedom of navigation" in the world's trade jugular.

EU auditors slam fragmented, sluggish 5G rollout

The EU auditors pointed out the limited number of manufacturers able to build and operate 5G infrastructure increases EU dependency on third countries - as well as privacy and security risks associated with interference by "hostile state actors."

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15 years on: How are Bulgaria and Romania doing in the EU?

The latest European Commission health report puts the pair of south-eastern EU accession states last in terms of the overall lifespan of their citizens. Romanians and Bulgarian now die even younger than before.

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