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28/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe – Fed concerns ease over state of global economy. Central bank holds rates at 0.25-0.5%. Door open to further rise this year.

WSJE Another suicide bombing rocks Turkey. A female suicide bomber blew herself up Wednesday in a busy bazaar outside the Grand Mosque in Bursa, a Turkish manufacturing hub, injuring at least 10. It was the fifth major suicide bombing in Turkey this year.

INYT – IHT –  Former child soldiers seeking a new path. Success of any peace deal in Colombia lies in giving young ex-rebels a future.

BBC Europe – Delayed Russian Soyuz rocket gets off the ground. Russia has launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin. The launch of the Soyuz was watched by Mr Putin, who had flown 5,500km (3,500 miles) to the country’s Far East for the event. The Vostochny cosmodrome was built to reduce dependency on the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan


Le MondeSocialist voters becoming disillusioned. Socialist voters, quite confident until now, are becoming disillusioned about politicians and institutions.

Les EchoesFrench companies see light at end the tunnel. The number of business bankruptcies fell 10% in 2016. SME defaults at lowest in ten years. Gross margins have been improving substantially.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)Federal state finances electro-mobility with €1 billion. Up to €4,000 per car. Industry to take part. Environmental groups critical.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungNuclear industry will pay €23 billion to dispose of waste. Commission determines the amount that Germany’s power companies must pay for the disposal of radioactive waste. The federal government will provide even more. Companies reject the deal.


La Repubblica – Longer statute of limitations: the majority says yes, judges criticise. The reform of the statute of limitations is finally moving forwards after 605 days in Parliament. The PD wants to be tougher on corruption.

Il Sole 24 OreMore tax cuts, discounts for the South: the Chambers’ demands on the Economic and Financial Document (DEF). Pensions: flexibility for pensions with penalties.


Gazeta WyborczaThe fall of the Zloty. The value of the Polish currency is continuously falling amid investors’ fears about the consequences of the conversion of loan’s currency from CHF to PLN and of the downgrading of Poland’s rating by international rating agencies.


El PaísNóos case prosecutor wants to expel Manos Limpias from the trial. Pedro Horrach to use the ongoing cases against the union in order to save the Princess.

Expansión Isolux asks for financial relief. The company has postponed the presentation of its 2015 results until 13 May.


The TimesDisgraced police chief may never face action. A chief constable accused of covering up police failures after the Hillsborough disaster could escape disciplinary action despite being suspended from duty yesterday.

The GuardianPolice chief ousted over Hillsborough. Chief constable forced out over South Yorkshire force’s attitude to inquest.






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