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13/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU



FT Europe

Traders call end to slump as oil price hits highest level this year. Crude unlikely to dip back below $30, say biggest groups. Opec output freeze expected.


Oil loans pose headache. Vast borrowing by energy companies weighs on big banks as earnings season arrives.


Drought reverses Zambia’s fortunes. Trickle at a crucial dam shows how climate risks threaten much of Africa.

BBC Europe 

 Eurozone crisis ‘pushing migrants to UK‘. The Eurozone jobs crisis is encouraging more southern European migrants to head to the UK to join those from the east, the Migration Observatory has said. Over the past five years the number of EU nationals living in the UK has gone up by almost 700,000 to 3.3 million



Le Monde 

Fixed-term contract: Manuel Valls makes employers angry without calming the youth. To calm down the youth opposed to the “Labour law,” Manuel Valls risked on Monday to importunate employers, announcing the over taxation of fixed-term contracts.

Les Echos

The IMF prepares for another global crisis. Growth forecasts revised downward again. Varying estimates regarding France’s recovery. Threats in financial markets remain.




Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Dispute over deployment of the Bundeswehr for home operations. Lessons from terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels. SPD against a Constitutional review.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Heiko Maas wants to complicate rent increases. The Minister of Justice is planning a new calculation model, in order to slow the rise in rent prices. Owners will be allowed to pass less modernisation cost than previously on their tenant.




La Repubblica

Goodbye Senate, here is the new Constitution. In a historic moment, the Parliament has voted a 41-article law which reviews the Constitution and which will be presented to citizens during a referendum.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Padoan: decisive measures to re-launch banks. Privatisations: the Poste option. Budget already shared with the EU.




Gazeta Wyborcza

Ziobro’s prosecutors start to seethe with anger. Prosecutors from Warsaw stood up for their colleague who had been punished for his criticism of the Constitution Tribunal case. This is the first protest of prosecutors against the Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro’s new policy.





El Pais

The IMF warns again against global economic slowdown. The Fund lowers growth forecast to the 2009 level. Strong recession in Brazil will drag on Latin America’s evolution. The IMF considers that Spain’s recovery is losing strength.



Mutua Madrilena, ready to make acquisitions. The company is changing statuses in order to get rid of obstacles to its corporate growth.




The Times

Illegal migrants smuggled into Britain aboard inflatable boats.Migrants have been paying up to £10,000 each to cross the Channel to Britain in inflatable boats as people smugglers seek new routes to avoid tight security at Calais and Dover.

The Guardian

IMF raises stakes with warning Brexit would hit global growth.A British vote to leave the EU risks causing severe economic and political damage to Europe and will spill over to weaken an already febrile world economy, the International Monetary Fund warned yesterday.


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