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12/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

European Headlines


FT Europe

Lew urges IMF to get tough on exchange rate manipulators.Call to name offending members. Comments ahead of US gathering.



Goldman girds for UK vote. US investment bank has plenty to lose if Britain opts to leave the European Union.


Cultivating hate among Brussels’ angry youth. How one man channelled the energy of delinquents to create “gangster Islam”.

BBC Europe 

 Two more chrged over Brussels bombings. Two men have been charged by Belgian police investigating the 22 March Brussels bombings, after they were linked to a safe house said to have been used by two of the attackers. Prosecutors identified the men as Smail F and Ibrahim F. Local reports said they were brothers.



Le Monde

Panama papers: David Cameron weakened during his campaign against British EU exit. The British Prime Minister published his income tax form; the opposition is not satisfied.

Les Echos

Hollande cajoles the left and increases charges employers have to pay on fixed-term contracts. The government plans to overtax short-term contracts in order to encourage companies to employ people on a permanent basis. The CGPME union threatens to leave the Unédic negotiation process: the Medef union also raises its voice.




Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Martin Schulz warns against an “implosion of the EU.” The President of the European Parliament sees anti-European movements as a threat.

Suddeutsche Zeitung

Agents use Panama company for CIA. Spies and their partners transported weapons in planes flying for the US secret services. Finance Minister Schäuble announces clamping down on money laundering and tax evasion.




La Repubblica

Voting is a duty.” The Constitutional Court weighs in on referendum. Paolo Grossi, the President of Italy’s Constitutional Court, encourages all Italians to vote in the upcoming referendum on offshore drilling which is set to take place on April 19th.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Banks: super fund of €6 billion. Government: no help from the State. Decree on debt collection coming soon.




Gazeta Wyborcza

Blackout in September. September will be a peak month of renovations in power plants which might lead to blackouts, especially if combined with heat, drought and windless weather. The Supreme Audit Office (NIK) warns that Poland must prepare to such scenario.





El Pais

Mario Conde: arrested for money laundering. Banesto’s former President evaded €14 million in Switzerland and other countries.



Mario Condo laundered money from Banesto. The former banker and his children have been arrested because they illegally repatriated €13 million.




The Times

Elderly betrayed in their homes “Wealthy” pensioners targeted.Families are being told to install hidden cameras in the homes of vulnerable elderly relatives after the number of theft and fraud cases doubled in a year.


The Guardian

PM comes out fighting in row over tax affairs. David Cameron yesterday offered a robust defense of his family’s tax affairs and his government’s anti-corruption record.


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