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04/03 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FT EuropeEU closes in on deal with Turkey to cut flow of migrants to Greece. Potential turning point in refugee crisis; Tusk says continent’s doors are closing.

WSJEFrance warns of consequences if UK leaves EU. PM Cameron spoke with French President François Hollande in northern France on Thursday. Mr Hollande said there could be changes in border cooperation and other issues if Britain left the EU.

INYTEU’s message to migrants: stay at home. Official aims warning at those hoping to find an economic haven.

BBC Europe – EU’s Tusk in Turkey for key talks. European Council President Donald Tusk is due to hold talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to try to strengthen their joint approach to Europe’s migration crisis. Mr Tusk has raised the idea of “shipping back” migrants who arrive in the Greek islands from Turkey.

FRANCE

Le MondeThose French teenage girls who dream of “killing for Allah”. The girls are between 14 and 19. They have met on the internet. Two of them went to Syria, while three others wanted to stage a terror attack in France.

Les EchosTaxes: the tax control jackpot. Tax adjustments reached an unprecedented level of €21.2 billion in 2015. This is mostly due to unprecedented adjustments made by major businesses.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) Tusk appeals to economic migrants: Do not come to Europe! Tsipras, angry about travel restrictions on West Balkan route, demands sanctions.

Süddeutsche ZeitungTusk to migrants: Don’t come to Europe. European Council President warns economic migrants against fleeing to the continent because the time of open borders is over. Athens demanded sanctions against member states.

ITALY 

La RepubblicaTwo kidnapped Italians killed in Libya: ships and jets ready to attack. Two of the four Italian engineers working for oil firm Bonatti who were kidnapped eight months ago are feared dead in clashes.

Il Sole 24 OreCode on public procurement: from 660 to 217 articles. More power to the ANAC, “qualified” contracting authorities (and less).

POLAND

Gazette Wyborcza – Minister Ziobro’s day. Minister Zbigniew Ziobro is now one of the most powerful politicians in Poland. By centralising the offices of Minister of Justice and of Prosecutor General, he holds nearly an absolute power. Yesterday, at a press conference, he and PM Beata Szydło spoke of a good change.

SPAIN

El Pais The Infanta says she got involved by her husband. Cristina de Borbon refused to answer the prosecutor’s questions. She said that she did not know about Aizoon’s accounts and she believes in Urdangarin’s innocence.

UK

The TimesScientists claim cure for cancer is closer. British scientists could treat or even cure cancer using a groundbreaking technique that finds and attacks the Achilles’ heel of tumours, they say.

The GuardianLeading hospital under scrutiny over excess heart deaths. One of the country’s best-known hospitals has been told to report weekly to inspectors on the results of its adult heart operations after it was discovered too many of its patients were dying during and after treatment.

 

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