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02/11 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Erdogan’s poll victory triggers Lira jump. AKP victory raises concerns for central bank independence.

WSJERussian Airline Rejects Human, Technical Causes for Plane Crash in Egypt. The Russian airline whose passenger jet crashed in Egypt on Saturday with 224 people on board dismissed human or technical error as the cause of the crash.

INYT – Erdogan’s Party in Turkey Regains Parliamentary Majority. In a stunning electoral comeback, the Islamist party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regained its majority in Parliament on Sunday, ensuring Mr. Erdogan’s continued dominance of Turkish politics after months of political turmoil and violence.


Baltic Times – NATO considering placing more troops in Baltics. The Wall Street Journal has reported NATO countries are discussing several ways of increasing military presence in Eastern Europe, which incude increasing the number of troops stationed in member states bordering Russia.


Le Monde – In Turkey, Erdogan finds the means to pursue its authoritarian drift.  Recep Erdogan Teyyip pocketed a nice personal success. Turkish President would continue to govern his country as a  more or less enlightened autocrat.  The Islamic- conservative formation , the AKP has clearly won the parliamentary elections on Sunday, November 1st . The party obtains a majority in Parliament and allow Erdogan to remain the master of a Turkey that seems to be heading in an, often disturbing, authoritarian direction.

Les EchosEgypt plane crash – External factors caused the crash.  The investigation into the circumstances of the crash of a Russian charter Saturday over Sinai continues on the ground Monday morning . According to the spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations , no less than 12 pieces of large sizes of Airbus fuselage were found at the scene. “We expect to complete the search operations in the emergency area by 10:00 p.m. local time and then are international specialists who will continue their operations ,” said the spokesman .


Frankfurter AllgemeineRussian Metrojet crash from ” external causes ”  The crash in the Sinai Peninsula was the worst disaster of the Russian aviation. The airline holds a human error or technical weaknesses for excluded . Maybe because of pilot behaviour.

Suedeutsche Zeitung –  Russian Airline  rejects technical defect a crash cause. The Russian airline Kogalymavia / Metrojet has ruled out a technical fault as the cause of the crash of its passenger plane on the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula.


La RepubblicaVatican 2 arrested for stealing documents.  It is Monsignor Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda and Francesca Immaculate Chaouqui.

Il Sole 24 OreBeijing’s Unknown Bonds Usage. The United States may not have noticed yesterday due to Labor Day, but the drastic reduction of Chinese reserves could have a far reaching impact—namely, it could raise the rates of US national bonds way over expectations.


NRCThe Fyra high-speed train debacle: what the Dutch papers say. ‘Train travellers out in the cold? That is putting it mildly. The rest of us are shivering as well,’ writes the NRC, referring to ‘Reizigers in de kou’, the title of the report into the Fyra high-speed train debacle. Fyra is ‘a job half done which has cost every household in the Netherlands €1,500′, the paper calculates. But that is not the worst of it. ‘The crux of the matter is the un-transparent and unclear relationship between what was a public sector company and the government,’ the paper says.


The Times of Malta –  Romania nightclub fire victims get help from foreign specialists.  A handful of specialists have arrived from Israel and France to help treat the 140 people who were taken to hospital after the fire at Colectiv on Friday night, emergency situations official Raed Arafat said. Of those, 90 are in a critical or serious condition.


El PaisCiudadanos the party to beat for conservatives and socialists, poll shows.  With 50 days to go before Spain holds a crucial general election, the campaign is increasingly looking like a three-horse race between the incumbent Popular Party (PP), the main opposition Socialist Party (PSOE) and the emerging Ciudadanos (Cs), a new survey shows. The latest survey by polling firm Metroscopia shows Ciudadanos ahead of the Socialists in voting intention, though not in parliamentary seats due to the Spanish voting system.


The TimesCorbyn stuns Labour with praise for Trident rebels.  Jeremy Corbyn stunned his opponents last night after Labour in Scotland voted to scrap Britain’s nuclear weapons system. Seventy per cent of delegates to the Scottish Labour conference in Perth defied UK party policy in the biggest setback to moderate Labour MPs since the leftwinger’s leadership poll victory.

The Guardian –  Russian airline: Sinai plane crash not due to technical faults or pilot error. ‘The only explainable cause is physical impact on the aircraft,’ says Metrojet official, ruling out technical fault or mistake by crew



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