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29/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FT EuropeSlowdown in US growth sparks doubts over economic durability. QI GDP rises 0.5%. Data reflect global uncertainty. Japan holds rates despite deflation.

WSJEPain and blame at Credit Suisse. Executives disagree over the supervision of investment-bank unit with $1 billion loss.

INYT -IHTGermany struggles to integrate migrants. Small number of officials face huge task to decide who stays and who goes.

BBC EuropeArrests and police injuries in French labour law protests. Twenty-four police officers have been injured, three of them seriously, during protests against a proposed labour law change in France. More than 100 protesters were arrested as tens of thousands gathered on the streets of major cities. Some burned tyres and threw bottles and stones at police.

FRANCE

Le MondeDebt: European leaders reinforce pressure on Greece. EU leaders and the International Monetary Fund have provided tougher conditions to Athens for accessing bailout money.

Les EchosMajor cities declare war on Airbnb. The City Hall of Paris has been multiplying measures to regulate fully furnished tourist apartments. Alain Juppé plans to tax them as of the 2016 EC. Online market places promised to cooperate.

GERMANY 

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)Ms Nahles wants to massively restrict welfare-claim for EU foreigners. Benefits for non-working people to be granted only after five years. Municipalities approve.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungMs Nahles cuts aids for EU nationals. Citizens from other European countries are to be deprived of benefits for five years, if they are not working in Germany.

ITALY

La RepubblicaBerlusconi choses Marcini. Salvini: “Now, no more alliances.” Rome: Bertolaso renounces. According to polls, the game is open again.

Il Sole 24 OreUS growth slows down, lowest level in two years. False start for US GDP, which underperformed due to a dip in investments and exports.

POLAND

Gazette WyborczaTeachers to be left jobless. The Polish Teachers Union (ZNP) warns that a reform of the educational system, under which six-years-old pupils would be turned back to kindergartens instead of starting primary school, will enforce dismissing up to 15,000 teachers.

SPAIN

El PaisResignation of Chacón and Lozano puts Sanchez in difficult position. Their decision creates unexpected obstacle for the launch of the new electoral campaign.

Expansion Bombardier to contest Renfe’s invitation to tender for AVE. The company considers the conditions to make an offer for an order worth up to 2.642 billion.

UK

The TimesThrow Livingstone out of Labour, MPs demand. “Nazi apologist” says Hitler backed Jewish state. Corbyn denies crisis but suspends ex-mayor.

The GuardianLabour anti-Semitism crisis as Livingstone suspended. Jeremy Corbyn was forced to suspend his close ally Ken Livingstone yesterday for making inflammatory remarks about Hitler and Zionism.

 

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