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29th Nov 2022

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No Tomorrowland or other festivals in Belgium this summer

Belgium's prime minister Sophie Wilmès announced on Wednesday the country's lockdown will remain in place until 3 May. After that date, the measures to fight the coronavirus will be eased gradually. She also said that large events will not be allowed until 31 August. This means that music festivals like Tomorrowland, attracting 400,000 people from all over the world every year, need to be cancelled.

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Opinion

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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