Ylva Johansson tapped to be EU Home Affairs Commissioner

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Sweden's Ylva Johansson has been nominated to head up the EU's Home Affairs portfolio, a department that is responsible for key issues like migration and security.

Johansson, the nation's current minister for employment, replaces Cecilia Malmström who has represented Sweden in Brussels since 2010 and also once served as Commissioner for Home Affairs.

EU Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced her line-up on Tuesday. She called Johansson "hands-on. If you want something to be done, ask her."

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