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11/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


European Headlines


FT Europe

China admits steel glut to stay as US executive attacks “naïve” Europeans. China’s steel sector will still have much more capacity than it needs after restructuring, executives admitted at the weekend, suggesting no let-up for the beleaguered industry’s plant closures and job losses across the globe.



Brussels plot seen aimed first at France. The Brussels suicide attacks that killed 32 people was the result of a last-minute scramble by terrorists after the capture of an accused Paris attacker days earlier persuaded them to ditch plans for a fresh strike in France, Belgian prosecutors said.



Arrests point to a threat of more attacks in Europe. Belgian authorities say Brussels bombers first planned to strike France. 

 BBC Europe

 Duesseldorf sex assault suspect on trial in Germany. A Moroccan man has gone on trial in the German city of Duesseldorf accused of sexual assault – the first such trial for New Year’s Eve sex crimes which shocked the nation.



Le Monde

‘Nuit debout’, the left-wing of the indignant with the PS. The mobilisation of the ‘Nuit debout’ movement extends throughout the country. A new demonstration against the “Labour law” is scheduled on Saturday.

Les Echos

Valls’ plan to end the dispute with the French youth. Students’ unions to meet with the Prime Minister on Monday. Job-search assistance will be created for scholarship recipients and new baccalaureate students.  A measure targeting supplementary health-assistance considered.




Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Schäuble advocates the end of the low interest rate policy.Federal Finance Minister launches a plan against money laundering and tax evasion.


Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Lower Saxony wants bonus-waiver at VW. Prime Minister Stephan Weil urges the Board members to drop the agreed additional millions payments because of the crisis at the car manufacturer. Disgruntled top managers.




La Repubblica 

Alert from the anti-mafia: “in jail, 500 people risk joining the jihad.” Interview with Roberti. ISIS wanted to attack during the Euro 2016. Migrants: meeting in Greece. Salvini attacks Mattarella.


Il Sole 24 Ore 

Incomes: a five-year backtrack. Only Mantua and Bergamo countered the trend. The South still goes backward.




Gazeta Wyborcza

Domino of the six-years-old children. Children who do not go to school at the age of six will occupy places in kindergartens reserved for the three-years-old children. This, in turn, will clog up the crèches that have already been crowded. Clerks cut the parents’ complaints short by reminding them that they have PLN 500 per child from the Government to use.





El Pais

Despair and violence push refugees to their outmost limit. More than 300 migrants in Greece wounded by the FYROM police’s rubber bullets and tear gas.



Inditex, leader in the global textile sector by dividend. The company will pay €1.87 billion for the 2015 dividend, higher than H&M’s dividend for the first time in history.




The Times

Pressure mounts on Osborne to reveal taxes. Chancellor faces growing pressure to publish details of his personal tax affairs, as Tory MPs say Panama leak could force the whole cabinet to disclose private financial information.


The Guardian

HMRC chief was partner at Cameron fund lawyers. Head of the government department overseeing a £10m inquiry into the Panama Papers was a partner at a top City law firm that acted for Blairmore Holdings and other offshore companies named in the leak.


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