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13/05 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT EuropeRepublicans take first step to reconcile with Trump. Ryan falls short of backing tycoon. “Common ground” found in meeting.

WSJEHard road ahead for Brazil. Acting President Michel Temer inherits a nation in crisis as Roussef is pushed out

INYTBid to add jobs only weakens Hollande. French Government survives vote, but debate underscores party divide.

BBC EuropeEU mission ‘failing’ to disrupt people-smuggling from Libya.  The EU naval mission to tackle people smuggling in the central Mediterranean is failing to achieve its aims, a British parliamentary committee says. In a report, the House of Lords EU Committee says Operation Sophia does not “in any meaningful way” disrupt smugglers’ boats.


Le MondeAir pollution affects 8 out of 10 people around the world. Air pollution led to the death of 3.7 million people around the world in 2012, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Les EchosRenault-Nissan: Ghosn’s new bet. Nissan becomes Mitsubishi Motor’s largest shareholder, buying €1.9 billion stakes. Renault-Nissan Alliance getting closer to the 10 million cars.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung –  Suspended Dilma Rousseff calls for demonstrations. Brazilian President: I am the victim of a coup. Michel Temer takes over presidential duties.

Suedeutsche ZeitungRoland Berger will audit the BND. The German Foreign Intelligence Service will be screened for the first time by a consulting firm. The Chancellery wants to put an end to abuses after a series of eavesdropping scandals.


La Repubblica Catholic Church: The Pope announces women could serve as deacons. These women could celebrate baptisms and marriages. However, Cardinal Kasper has warned it will be an uphill battle.

Il Sole 24 OreEurope rebuffs China: not a market economy. Ferrarini: a strong signal for the Commission.


Gazeta Wyborcza – Penny-dreadful retirement benefit. People who have worked on the so-called junk job contracts now receive a few Zlotys of monthly retirement benefit. The Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) cites data from December 2015 indicating that 76,300 Poles receive pensions lower than the minimum of PLN 882.


El PaísDilma Roussef denounces a coup d’état. Brazilian Senate suspends the President for six months while she stands trial.


The Times – Secret China plans to take over nuclear power station. Beijing prepares for Hinkley Point rescue bid.

The GuardianBrexit Tories warned over immigration. Campaigners in dangerous territory and risk morphing into Ukip – Major.



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