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Pejčinović Burić was elected the 14th Secretary-General of the Council of Europe by secret ballot held in the CoE Parliamentary Assembly in Strasbourg last night. The Croatian obtained 159 votes, an absolute majority out of the 264 votes cast, in the first round of the election. Didier Reynders (Belgium) received 105 votes. Pejčinović Burić, who is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, will begin her position on 18 September 2019 and will be formally sworn in on 15 October 2019.
As the mercury continues to rise - with potentially deadly consequences - experts tell the BBC what is behind the heatwave.