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27/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU



FT Europe

Banks warned of attacks targeting global payments “nervous system.” Cyber threat increases after Bangladesh heist. Swift instructs clients to patch networks.


US, Turkey tighten border grip. US is sending advanced rockets to help choke off Islamic State route from Syria.


Europe faces quandary as ISIS recruits return home. Countries weigh rights of those lured to Syria against security risks.

 BBC Europe

Belgium has extradited Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to face trial in France. He was wounded and arrested in a dramatic raid in Brussels on 18 March after four months on the run. The 26-year-old French national was born in Brussels and lived there before the Paris attacks.



Le Monde

European lesson from Obama. The US President praises the European construction, in Hanover, while raising concerns about the threats drawing this continent “downwards.”

Les Echos

Defence: keys to the contract of the century. DCNS is to build Australia’s new submarine fleet. A deal worth €34 billion. Australia and France to create a 50-year strategic relationship. A setback for Japan. A new success for Jean-Yves Le Drian. DCNS comforted in its decision to change towards exports.




Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

Leading Union politicians criticise Merkel. Grosse-Brömer and Hasselfeldt: abolition of Section 103 (insulting a foreign Head of state) would be premature.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Merkel’s letter upsets the CSU. Seehofer continues to threaten with a lawsuit against the federal government after the letter from the Chancellor on refugee policy. His party sees the mail from Berlin as a demonstration of power.





La Repubblica

The PD president of the Campania region suspected of connections with the Mafia. A scandal has come to light revealing favours exchanged between local governments and mafia clans. Stefano Graziano, the president of the region, is under investigation.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Markets: Europe rising, Milan push by banks. Milan: +1.45% spread 124. Treasury bonds auction positive.




Gazeta Wyborcza

Supreme Court supports the Tribunal. Yesterday, the Supreme Court passed a resolution which obliges common courts of law in Poland to respect the unpublished rulings of the Constitutional Tribunal. This is to prevent from Poland falling into legal chaos.





El Pais

Spaniards to vote again due to the parties’ impotence.Candidates are blaming each other for the political deadlock, after the third series of audiences with the King. The election will be held in June.



Floor clauses: customers could receive €7 billion. The European Commission supports the customers and asks or their compensations from the beginning of the contract.




The Times

Tycoon’s knighthood at risk over BHS collapse. Political backing for Sir Philip Green was ebbing away last night amid cross-party calls for him to be stripped of his knighthood over the sale and collapse of BHS.


The Guardian

After 27 years, justice. Following a 27-year struggle for truth, a jury concluded that the 96 people who died at Hillsborough stadium had been unlawfully killed.


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