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21/11 – Today’s headlines from across the EU
FT Europe

Merkel seeks to lead Germany again in face of rising populism

Chancellor wants to serve in “difficult times”. Ratings rebound from migrant-crisis low.


Trump, Romney, mend ties

Pence says former GOP presidential nominee is candidate for secretary of state.


Slow-motion banking crisis

Italy’s ailing lenders are squeezed between demands for austerity and the need to encourage growth.


Le Monde

Trump surrounds himself with far-right supporters

The President-elect is avoiding Washington and forming his team in New York, in his flashy Trump Tower on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue.

Les Echos 

Disturbing slippage in state spending

Unforeseen expenses in the state budget amount to €7bn at the end of the year. The High Council for Public Finance speaks of an “unprecedented” level of under-budgeting.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Merkel wants another mandate as chancellor

“You cannot now run away from the field”. Seehofer: good that the situation is now clear.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Merkel candidate again

She wants to stand again after eleven years as Chancellor. The CSU is behind this decision – albeit with some reservations.


La Repubblica

Merkel against populism, France says no to Sarkozy

The German chancellor is running for a fourth time while in Paris Fillon and Juppé go through to second round of vote.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Health, time for renewal

Parliament has approved a clause updating the health system, which has been deadlocked since 2001.


Gazeta Wyborcza 

Poland saved by foreign companies

Head of Law and Justice (PiS) Jarosław Kaczyński says that Polish companies withheld their investments just to spite the Government. Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in turn says that investments in Poland are in a good condition. In reality, however, the only driving force behind the investments are companies with a foreign capital, that PiS does not appreciate much.


El Pais

The PNV and the PSOE agree on more self-governance within the law

The Euskadi’s Socialist party has just reached a coalition agreement with the Nationalists, which avoids controversial matters such as the decision process.


Spanish Economy minister Luis de Guindos: “The largest tax revenue will come from companies”

“We will not make changes to VAT or personal income tax”, says Luis de Guindos.


The Times

May pledges tax cuts to win back business vote

We’ll protect your profits, PM tells industry chiefs. Signs of split with chancellor over spending.

The Times 

Revealed: cost of austerity for 6m families

“Just about managing” households to be £2,500 a year worse off, study finds.



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