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10/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FTStuttering emerging markets add to growth fears. Strong dollar and weak oil take toll. Lagarde warns on debt and jobs.

WSJEIran leader is wary of nuclear deal. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Thursday that there was no guarantee of a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear programme, saying world powers led by the US couldn’t be trusted to negotiate in good faith.

INYTYemen conflict raises tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Iranian leaders lashed out with rare vehemence against the continuing Saudi air campaign in Yemen, even hurling personal insults at the young Saudi prince who is leading the fight.

FRANCE

Le MondeBehind the secret reconciliation between Barack Obama and Raul Castro. The American and Cuban leaders will be sealing their close ties at a summit on the Americas in Panama on Friday.

Les EchosThe reasons why motorways won against the State. An agreement was finally reached yesterday, after months of political struggle. At last, the €3.2 billion project has been launched. Motorway tolls will be frozen in 2015 and raised in 2016.

GERMANY 

Frankfurter Allgemeine – IMF confirms Greece repayment. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Moscow said the debt crisis is a European problem.

Suddeutsche ZeitungAuthorities to investigate private accounts. As often as never before, tax offices, bailiffs and job centres have accessed bank customer data. They want to track Hartz IV cheaters, defaulting taxpayers and unreliable debtors.

ITALY

La RepublicaA bloody day in Court. New controversy over safety has sparked in Italy as a man opened fire in Milan courthouse, killing three people including a judge.

Il Sole 24 OreGreece pays the IMF back. Greece repaid an IMF bailout loan of €450 million. The European Central Bank’s Governing Council raised the cap on Emergency Liquidity Assistance provided by the Bank of Greece by €1.2 billion to €73.2 billion.

POLAND

Gazeta – It was a tragedy of all of us. On 10 April, Poland commemorates the fifth anniversary of a plane crash in Smolensk that killed the most prominent Polish civil servants and military officers, including President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria Kaczyńska.

SPAIN

El PaisGriñan: Fraud was committed in the layoff plan case. Former Andalusian President stated before the Supreme Court that the random granting of subsidies deserves political and penal responsibility.

ExpansionCaixaBank is planning an IPO for its industrial holding. Fainé states that the holding Criteria sold its 12% share in Repsol.

UK

The TimesTories freeze rail fares as Labour edges ahead. Cameron determined to prevent rip-off at the ticket office.

The GuardianThe day the polls turned. Figures suggest support of non-dom move and dislike of negativism.

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