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20/01 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeItaly avalanche rescuers race to find Rigopiano hotel survivors. Rescuers in Italy still hope to find survivors after an avalanche struck a mountain hotel, killing at least four people and leaving about 25 still missing in the snow. Teams have been working at the scene for more than 24 hours.

FT Europe

Mnuchin backs “long-term” strong dollar after mixed Trump signals.

Treasury nominee in apparent reversal. President-elect had said greenback too high.


Senate grills treasury pick.

Steven Mnuchin defends his work as a financier, answering skeptical Democrats.


Owls, drones and data.

A California winemaker serves as a test lab for battling climate change.



Le Monde

Socialist Party risks being obliterated in presidential election.

The tenth wave of the Cevipov – Ipsos Sopra Steria survey carried out for Le Monde predicts a victory for Marine Le Pen in the first round, with 25% to 26% in voting intentions.

Les Echos

Real estate: 2017 to be the year of increasing rates.

After five years of steady decline, a 0.4% increase is expected. With consequences on prices.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Lammert: We do not fight Islam, but fanaticism.

Bundestag commemorates the victims of the attack on the Memorial Church in Berlin.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Cannabis soon from doctor.

Cancer and pain patients will receive hemp preparations. Costs will be borne by the health insurance from March on, under a doctor’s prescription. Growing one’s own plants remains prohibited.


La Repubblica

Buried under the snow.

Warning not heeded and rescuers late, relentless digging to save 30 buried people.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Draghi: “Forwards with quantitative easing.”

Mario Draghi called for his critics, particularly Germany, to have some patience.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Pay war in retail.

Retail chains in Poland are to announce the next pay rises because they lack workers. Trade sector employs over a million of workers who for many years have received a salary below the lowest average pay in Poland. Now, the minimum pay will be 50% higher than the lowest pay.


El Pais

Trump assumes power today in a world on alert.

Concerns and doubts predominate the swearing in of the 45th president of the United States.


The government intervenes in the market to cut electricity prices.

It will force Gas Natural and Endesa to increase their gas offers and therefore cut prices.


The Times

Protesters mass ahead of Trump’s presidency.

America split as almost 1m attend inauguration.

The Guardian

Farron hits out at “lame toxic” Corbyn.

Lib Dems rule out electoral pact with Labour over leader’s stance on Brexit.




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