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01/12 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT EuropeMarkets bet on “great divergence.” US currency strengthens against counterparts. Investors prepare for transatlantic rift.

WSJEResilient ISIS under fire. Airstrikes on militants’ oil assets, their main source of revenue, follow Paris attacks.

INYT “Future of life” at stake in talks. Leaders stress urgency at climate conference; Obama admits US role.

BBC – Turkey challenges Russia over IS oil trade claim.Turkey has challenged Russia to prove its claim that Ankara shot down a Russian plane in order to protect its oil trade with Islamic State (IS). “If you allege something you should prove it,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.


Le MondeCOP21: is the North ready to pay for the South? Financing the measures against global warming remains the main blocking point in the negotiations opened on Monday 30 November in Paris.

Le EchosClimate: new technologies bring new hope. Divisions remain among the 150 political leaders. Bill Gates launches coalition group of 25 billionaires to back clean energy. Solar energy: France inaugurates Europe’s largest solar plant.


Frankfurter AllgemeineSummit participants expect successful Climate negotiations. Hollande: It’s all about the future of the planet. Merkel calls for a “decarbonisation.”

Suedeutsche ZeitungCooperation with Syria’s army is not a taboo for Berlin. Collaboration is only conceivable for the German government if dictator Assad gives up his rule.


La Repubblica “Last chance for planet Earth.” While Barack Obama admitted America’s role in the current climate situation and President Hollande sees global warming as a bigger threat than war, India wants to continue its coal-based growth.

Il Sole 24 OreFrom stem cells to new plastic, a journey inside the inventors’ world. The Emilia Romagna region is now driving innovation and research, enabling the cities of Bologna, Parma, Reggio Emilia


Gazeta Wyborcza –  Key-locked. In Moscow, German historians have found documents of a pre-war Polish intelligence and Police. Under the international law, Russia should return the documents to Poland but it refused to do so.


El País El País’ debate strengthens options for change for the 20 December election. First head to head confrontation on the Internet.

ExpansiónTelefónica to bind wages to customer satisfaction. Alierta forecasts that the group will triple its number of customers, which is today worth 300 million. The group’s share has risen by 35% since 2012 and the CEO expects it to rise again.


The TimesAirstrikes in days after Corbyn defeat on free vote. Britain is ready to start striking the headquarters of Islamic State within 48 hours after David Cameron announced a vote on extending the military campaign into Syria.

The GuardianMPs to vote on airstrikes amid Labour chaos. Corbyn climb-down on free vote likely to ensure Cameron secures support.


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