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

EUROPEAN HEADLINES 

FTThree charged in “sprawling” Wall Street hacking scam. JPMorgan and WSJ among victims. 10 institutions said to have been hit.

WSJEMolson set to buy stake. Sale of MillerCoors stake would pave way for SABMiller to seal its deal with AB InBev.

INYTAfghan may find welcome wearing thin. Germany tightens rules on who can stay, just as new wave enters Europe.

BBC – Migrant crisis: EU heads to offer Africa aid at Malta summit. EU leaders are expected to offer countries in Africa billions of euros in exchange for help with the migrant crisis at a summit in Malta. The European Commission says it will give €1.8bn (£1.3bn) and it expects EU countries to pledge more.

BALTIC STATES

Baltic TimesDuma Committee Chairman hits out at Baltic “Russophobia”. According to Alexei Pushkov, the chairman of the Russian State Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Russophobia is now a state policy of the Baltic States and Ukraine.

FRANCE 

Le MondeGlucksmann, philosopher of indignation. André Glucksmann died the night of 10 November, at the age of 78.

Les Echos – No edition today.

GERMANY

Frankfurter AllgemeimeHelmut Schmidt has died. German President Gauck: “We mourn one of the most important German politicians of the post-war period.”

Sueddeutsche ZeitungGrief over Helmut Schmidt. The former Federal Chancellor died aged 96, in his hometown of Hamburg. Germany lost a great statesman – and a personality of the century.

ITALY 

La RepubblicaDe Luca under investigation “Favours to the judge to keep his position” Investigation on the rescue of the governor of Campania. “He promised a promotion.” Self-defence: absolutely no involvement.

Il Sole 24 OreTax relief for brands and patents. Option by the end of the year. Consult to wait for instructions.

IRELAND

Irish ExaminerFormer minister investigated by police over child sex abuse claims. A number of alleged victims have given separate statements claiming that they were subjected to abuse by the respected politician in the 1990s.
A high-level probe has now been launched and is likely to send shockwaves through political circles.

MALTA

The Times of MaltaPolice raid MFA HQ over World Cup bribe scandal. The police have raided the offices of the Malta Football Association in connection with allegations that Germany secured the right to host the 2006 World Cup after paying bribes to world governing body (FIFA) members.

NETHERLANDS

DutchNews.nl – Still no deal on tax reforms, ‘kitchen sink’ tax break under fire. With just one day to go before a key vote on tax reforms, ministers have not yet forged a deal with opposition parties to ensure the plans pass in the senate.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza – No edition today.

SPAIN

El PaisMas fails in his attempt to lead the sovereignist movement. The CUP is against the President’s nomination and proposes the appointment of Romeva. The government will ask for the Constitutional Court to forbid any secessionist action. Prosecutors urge the Mozos de Escuadra to denounce any insurgency.

Expansion BBVA gives clients money back so as to compete with Santander. Clients depositing their salaries in the bank will receive €20 per month during one year.

UK

The TimesGPs award £2.4bn deals to their own companies. Groups of family doctors who control local NHS budgets have handed at least £2.4 billion of taxpayers’ money to organisations that their members own or work for, The Times can reveal.

The GuardianFresh blow for Osborne over tax credit cuts. Tory MPs rebuke Treasury and call for full rethink of chancellor’s plan.

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