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08/05 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FTConservatives sweep to victory. Nick Clegg resigns as Labour and Lib Dems suffer rout.

WSJECameron’s Conservatives set for UK election victory. Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party was on track to sweep to an unexpectedly strong election victory, making big gains at the expense of rivals in a vote that appears to have reshaped the political landscape.

INYTDavid Cameron and Conservatives emerge victorious in British election. Even if his party falls short of a majority, Mr. Cameron appears all but certain to remain prime minister, projections and partial results suggested.

FRANCE

Le MondeUK elections: UKIP the third force in British politics but not at Westminster. The British electoral system is cruel for UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party). With 12% of votes, the anti-European and anti-immigration party is now the third biggest party in the country. It collected more than three million votes. This is at least three times more than in 2010, during the last parliamentary elections.

Les EchosUK elections: A triumph for Caameron.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ)Ed Miliband resigns as Labour leader.Following the significant defeat at the British General Election Labour leader Ed Miliband has announced his resignation.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungLabour chief Miliband resigns.” I alone am responsible for the result ‘: Ed Miliband, leader of the British Labour, has resigned after the election defeat of his party.

ITALY

La RepubblicaGB elections, a triumph for Cameron. Clegg, Farage and Miliband resign. ‘It’s time for anew leader’.

Il Sole 24 OreIt’s the end of a three-year recession, GDP growing 0.7% in 2015, says Istat. The latest three-year recession may be over but growth is still weak and is expected to take another two years to really improve.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza – Helicopter disaster in Pakistan. Ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines killed. Polish ambassador injured

SPAIN

El PaisCameron gains an absolute majority in the UK.

Expansion – Volkswagen will invest 4,200 million in Spain up to  2019. It is the largest industrial investment in Spain ever.

UK

The TimesMiliband, Clegg, Farage quit as Cameron wins. Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage stepped down as leaders of their parties today after the most unpredictable election in a generation shook British politics to its core.

The GuardianEd Miliband and Nick Clegg resign. Tories secure shock election victory.

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