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29th Nov 2022

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Austrian leader to meet Putin in Moscow

Austrian chancellor Karl Nehammer is to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, saying he planned to urge Putin to stop his "war of aggression". Nehammer also met Ukrainian leader Volodomyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Saturday — a weekend full of visits, which also saw top EU officials and the UK prime minister go there. Most Western leaders have shunned face-to-face meetings with Putin since the war began.

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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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