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09/03 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT EuropeUS banks strengthen global grip as profits dwarf European rivals. Top Wall Street groups’ revenue twice that of competitors. Faster adjustment after crisis.

WSJE – EU strikes deal with Turkey. Despite misgivings, leaders see hope of easing migrant crisis.

INYTContras are back, but Nicaragua denies it. Rebels reflect anger against president as he has consolidated power.


Le MondeThe Europeans throw migrants back towards Turkey. The twenty eight EU leaders talked lengthily on the German-Turkish plan that outsources to Ankara the management of migrants.

Les EchosGrowth: the ECB is looking for a new way to boost the economy. The European institution has bought €600 billion of government debts since March 9th 2015. This innovative programme, which is a move aimed at bringing inflation back, has weakened some sectors of the economy, such as life-insurance.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)Merkel: the return to a normal situation is under way. Chancellor satisfied with EU-Turkey summit. CSU warns against visa-facilitation.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)SPD praises Merkel, Union remains cool. After the EU refugee summit, CSU leader Seehofer warns against excessive concessions to Turkey. Socialists name the solution agreed in Brussels a “step in the right direction.”


La RepubblicaEgypt misled the truth about Giulio’s end. Secret interrogatories, searches and data collecting to block the investigation. A friend of Giulio says: “We were controlled; the police already came for him.”

Il Sole 24 OreThe EU “saves” Italy with three billion euros. For the EU Commission, Italy’s debt is excessively unbalanced but not enough to request the opening of a procedure.


Gazeta WyborczaOur free voice in Council of Europe. “A political-system revolution is taking place in Poland. Free media are the only warrantor of democracy,” Jaroslaw Kurski, the first deputy of Gazeta Wyborcza daily’s editor-in-chief said yesterday in Paris, at a meeting of the Committee for Political Affairs and Democracy of the Council of Europe.


El PaísIglesias and Errejón’s position on Podemos’ control is found shocking. The party also faces the threat of a rebellion in Catalonia.


The TimesBlundering doctors get protection from blame. Doctors and nurses who admit their mistakes will be promised immunity under a new regime that seeks to end a blame culture in the NHS.

The GuardianOnline predators blamed as child sex abuse jumps 30%. Cases of recorded child sexual abuse increased by more than 30% last year, figures reveal today, and police chiefs fear the rise is being driven by the internet allowing predators to search online for victims.



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