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01/05 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FTUkrainian oligarch avoids extradition to the US. Vienna court rejects DoJ application against Dmitry Firtash

WSJEUK voters rally to small parties. The British electorate is splintered as a May 7 parliamentary election nears, hurting chances that either Labour or the Conservatives can win a majority.

INYT – Displaced again and again. Some migrants had no plans to land in Italy. As nearby conflicts have reshaped Europe’s migrant flows recently, the current state of Libya has created migrants who might have had no other choice.


Frankfurter Allgemeine –  “Rund um den Finanzplatz Frankfurt-Eschborn cancelled“ . Investigators are looking for accomplices in thwarted terrorist attack.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungCopa act as an army of occupation; Baltimore. How did it happen to a student in a black neighborhood in Philadelphia?


Le MondeRevelations of the French big brother. Concerns about data-sharing with the US are strangely muted.

Les EchosFN: Dark clouds for Marine Le Pen on May 1? Financial affairs, family conflict, hesitation, regional hesitation … Le Pen, accumulating worries.


La RepubblicaMilan Expo is the centre of the world. Around the world in six months, from today May to 31 October, following the massive range of food through the World’s Fair.

Il Sole 24 Ore – Expo, opening in the rain. Renzi: ‘Tomorrow begins here for our country’.



Gazeta WyborczaRussian warships in the Baltic try to stop the installation of NordBalt cable. Lithuania Government yesterday protested to the Russian ambassador  against persistent attempts to stop the installation of underwater power cable in the Baltic Sea. The installation is expected to reduce energy dependence on Russia.


El PaisMinister forced into U-turn on plan to fine media for reporting judicial leaks. Justice Minister Rafael Catalá on Thursday was forced to do a U-turn after suggesting that the government has plans on the table to start punishing the media for reporting leaked information from ongoing judicial investigations.

Expansion – Indra negotiates to sell its ‘telcos’ Ericsson and cut 2,000 jobs. The group plans to shed its Telecom & Media division, which employs 2,000 people, following the entry of Telefonica in the market,


The Times – Miliband savaged for ‘lies’ over spending. Ed Miliband suffered a bruising final television contest before the election as he was accused of “lying” for refusing to accept that the previous Labour government spent too much.

The Guardian – Ed Miliband to summon up ghosts of Labour’s past to try to avoid SNP rout. Labour leader to appeal to party’s traditional voters to remember past figures, as Nicola Sturgeon insists he will have to deal with SNP



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