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


FTBarclays faces fresh US fine over forex abuse claims. Early challenge for incoming chief. New evidence against Deutsche Bank.

WSJEFrance pushes to unify coalition. Hollande to visit Washington, Moscow to press for unity in fighting Islamic State.

INYT A modern-day resistance, Parisian style. After the attacks, residents gather in act of defiance, filing cafes and glasses.

BBC – Paris attacks: Police in deadly swoop on apartment in northern suburb.Explosions and heavy gunfire were heard in Paris as armed police searching for suspects from Friday’s attacks raided a flat in the suburb of Saint Denis.
Two people were killed in the raid, including a female suspect who blew herself up with a suicide belt. Seven people have been arrested, police say.


Baltic Times – Estonia willing to help NATO allies in Syria.”We are ready to make an input, just like we said together with the minister of defence yesterday, into training missions,” PM Roivas said answering MPs’ questions following his address on Estonia’s European Union policy.


Le MondeHollande’s security shift. Three days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the French President needed to be, and proved to be, up to his responsibilities.

Les EchosBrussels gives its green light for France’s war effort. The European Commission will give France some leeway regarding its deficit. Europeans to support French raids against jihadism. Obama, Hollande and Putin: anti-ISIS alliance to emerge. State of emergency: changes resulting from the new law.


Frankfurter AllgemeineEU promises to help France. Paris claims solidarity clause. Berlin wants to become more involved in Mali. President Hollande meets Obama and Putin.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungParis wants to commit Europe to help. France refers to the Treaty on European Union and expects military support in Africa and the Middle East. Russian President offers to the French joint operations in Syria.


La RepubblicaGermany: ISIS’ fear is growing. The football match between Germany and Netherlands was cancelled. Angela Merkel was supposed to attend the match; risks of terrorist attacks were far too high.

Il Sole 24 OreEnergy and defense sectors hold up stock markets. The Paris attacks did not seem to have any real effect on worldwide stocks. The good performance of Piazza Affari and La Bourse can be explained by a strong performance from defense and energy companies.


Nos – Minister must rethink gas extraction figures: Council of State. The Council, the highest administrative court in the Netherlands, says the minister must think again about how much gas may be extracted from below Groningen province


Gazeta WyborczaPresident pardons Minister Kamiński. President Andrzej Duda pardoned Mariusz Kamiński, former head of CBA and the incumbent Minister for Special Services, who was sentenced to a three-year of suspended imprisoning for overstepping his powers as CBA head. Lawyers are shocked because, under the law, only a person with a legally binding verdict can be pardoned.


El PaisHollande and Putin to lead the global offensive against ISIS. France and Russia bomb ISIS’ objectives in Syria at the same time. The EU unanimously approves military support requested by Paris. Hollande to visit Moscow and Washington to reinforce international coalition.

ExpansionEconomy on alert. Analysts warn that eurozone growth may slow down. The European Central Bank warns of the attacks’ negative effects on economy.


The TimesUnited against terror. Putin joins West in fight against ISIS. La Marseillaise rings round Wembley. Cameron seeks backing for airstrikes.

The Guardian –  We must unite against a horror that has no colour, no religion, says Lassana Diarra, French football international, whose cousin died in the Paris terror attacks. Paris launches hunt for second suspect as seven held in Europe. Cameron tells MPs he wants RAF airstrikes to spread to Syria.

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