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18/11 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC Europe – Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato. Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said he was “very afraid” for the Baltics, as well as the Syrian city of Aleppo.

FT Europe 

Yellen lays out the “critical importance” of Fed freedom

Trump to inherit economy on the up. Odds of December rate rise shorten.


Yellen expects rate increase soon

As Trump prepares to take over as president, signals point to strengthening economy.


Workers of Walmart uniting

Strife at stores in China puts Communist in uncomfortable position.


Le Monde 

The unknowns of the French conservative primary

The outcome of the first round of the French right-wing primary seems more open than ever, according to the 8th round of our survey.

Les Echos 

Trump, Brexit, trade: the new world

The global balance of power disrupts. Economy, defense, terrorism, trade… the ten key questions of geopolitics for 2017.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Obama praises Merkel in the highest tones

“She stands for great credibility and is ready to fight for her values.”

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Obama’s legacy

On his farewell visit, the outgoing US President honours the Chancellor as a fighter for democracy and freedom. “I am glad that she is there, and the Germans should value her.”


La Repubblica 

Referendum, the “no” vote gains ground

According to polls, the “yes” vote is 7 points behind, while a quarter of Italians remain undecided.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Rates of State bonds jump to 2.1%, spread surpassed 180

Yellen: “Fed rates will increase soon. I’ll stay until the end of my mandate.”


Gazeta Wyborcza 

Second attack at OFE

The government wants all the saving of the Poles gathered in Open Pension Funds (OFE) to be transferred to the state’s Demographic Reserve Fund. It would lead to a decrease in the state’s  indebtedness and unchanged public debt at below the 55% of GDP threshold.


El Pais 

The King admits disenchantment and calls for renewal

“Governability crisis of was resolved through dialogue and generosity”. “Corruption must be a sad memory of what we shall surpass.”


Brookfield and KKR compete for Telxius

They would take a minority holding in Telefonica’s subsidiary.


The Times

Judge backs dying child’s bid to have body frozen

Cancer victim, 14, preserved after legal first.

The Guardian

Hammond told to help families “just managing”

Autumn statement expected to offer modest boost to low income homes.




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