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02/05 – Today’s headlines from across the EU




FT Europe

Norway wealth fund set to launch crackdown on high executive pay. $870 billion investor on lookout for target. Most listed companies potentially affected.


No publication today.


Her fight to live with Alzheimer. A withered person with a scrambled mind, memories sealed away: that is the familiar face of the disease. But there is also the waiting period, with Geri Taylor has been navigating with prudence and grace.

 BBC Europe

Turkey: ‘IS’ link to deadly Gaziantep blast.  A suicide car bomber has killed two policemen in south-eastern Turkey. The bomb went off outside police headquarters in the south-eastern city of Gaziantep, near the Syria border. More than 20 people, some of them civilians, were injured in the early-morning explosion, which was heard several kilometres away.


Le Monde 

Euro area recovers. The GDP of the euro area increased by 0.6% in the first quarter. Thus, it reached the same level it had before the 2008 crisis, according to Eurostat.

Les Echos

Hollande tempted to lower taxes before the national elections.The government is determined to make a new gesture in favour of households in 2017. Bercy raises concerns about the costs and warns that France must reduce its deficit.




Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

AfD decides: Islam does not belong in Germany. Jörg Meuthen: It is wrong not to love one’s country. Party in favour of “moderate” immigration.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Secret TTIP papers revealed. US and EU have been negotiating for years on the TTIP. Confidential documents now show: Washington threatens substantial disadvantages for Europe’s car industry, and calls for significant compromise on consumer protection from Brussels.


La Repubblica

No publication today.

Il Sole 24 Ore

No publication today




Gazeta Wyborcza

White power waits for the court. After a three-year investigation, the Prosecutor’s Office in Białystok finally pressed 200 charges against 102 pro-Nazi hooligans, supporters of Jagiellonia Białystok football club, who were members of a criminal gang.





El Pais

Pedro Sanchez announces to PSOE that he will never make a pact with the PP. The socialist leader states that he will maintain his strategy after 26 June.


Santander and BBVA have reduced their subsidiaries in tax havens. The two major banks only own 22 companies in tax havens, compared to 80 ten years ago.


drapeau UK  UK


The Times

Corbyn faces frontbench exodus over anti-Semitism. Election wipeout could trigger resignations.

The Guardian

Warning over rise of danger drugs in prison. Synthetic cannabis has “devastating impact” on jails, says chief inspector.


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