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06/11 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FTBritain takes dovish path on raising interest rates. Timing of BoE move pushed back. Fed now only big bank ready to act.

WSJEU.K. suspects terrorism. It is ‘more likely than not’ that a bomb brought down Russian jet in Egypt’s Sinai.

INYTIn book, elder Bush criticizes son’s aides. Ex-president’s biography offers harsh assessments of Cheney and Rumsfeld.

BBC – Russian plane crash: UK suspects bomb was placed in hold.UK investigators looking at what caused a Russian airliner to crash in Egypt believe a bomb was put in the hold prior to take-off, the BBC has learned. The UK government suspended all flights to and from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh two days ago.


Le MondeFN revises its stance on the economy to attract the right. Marine Le Pen tones down her rhetoric on leaving the Eurozone to appeal to a new electorate.

Les EchosGrowth: Europe’s recovery on course. Growth should reach 1.8% in the Eurozone next year and 1.9% in 2017.


Frankfurter Allgemeine – No transit zones but an agreement on new asylum package. Quick procedure in “Recording centres” / Residency obligation / 758,000 refugees.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungLufthansa cancels Sinai flights due to suspicion of terrorism. British government reckons bomb a “major possibility”. Moscow deems this mere speculation.


La Repubblica –  Pension fund proposes minimum wage plan; Renzi opposes. The Pension fund presents its plan: guarantee a minim wage to the poorest through cuts to pensions of those most well-off. Renzi rejects the proposal.

Il Sole 24 OreIndustry recovers: (+2.3%), Squinzi: crisis is over. The industrial sector has seen stronger growth, and Confindustria president Squinzi has called for a new industrial policy, without too much state interference.


Gazeta WyborczaHunter of teenage girls is finally captured. The Gdansk Police on Monday captured 38-year-old Krystian W, a hunter of teenage girls known in Sopot. Today, the public prosecutor’s office will accuse him of raping a 15-year-old girl.


El PaisRajoy agrees to launch a Constitutional reform. The head of the Spanish government promises to abolish the Fourth Transitory Provision.

ExpansionChristmas to hit records. El Corte Inglés to offer €1 billion to its customers in loans in order to revive sales. Carrefour, Alcampo, Cortefiel and Toys’R’Us to strengthen their staff. Cyber stores forecast a 20% rise of the online sales.


The TimesSpies think Isis blew up plane with bomb in bag. Luggage is banned from hold as evidence grows.

The GuardianRescue jets to bring 4,000 out of Egypt. US backs British suspicion that bomb caused airliner crash.



  1. I much prefer invofmatire articles like this to that high brow literature.

    Comment by Johnie on April 16, 2016 at 7:27 am
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