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15/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FTBrussels to hit Google with market abuse charge sheet. Defining antitrust case of internet era threatens US group’s business model.

WSJENokia, Alcatel to form telecom behemoth. Talks come amid industry shift toward software.

INYTUS find an army in disrepair in Iraq. Now the question arises: can another round of training take hold?


Le MondeMiddle-East: Putin dictates the rules of the game by rearming Iran.

Les EchosAlcatel-Lucent sells itself to Nokia to save its destiny. Creation of a new telecommunication equipment behemoth.


Frankfurter AllgemeineDoubts about constitutionality of family care allowance. The court in Karlsruhe is concerned whether the federal government has the right to take such a decision.

Suddeutsche ZeitungFamily care allowance hangs in the balance. The court in Karlsruhe expresses strong doubts about the controversial family care allowance, which was introduced under pressure from the CSU. In the judge’s view, the Federal Government has no competence in the matter.


La RepublicaItalicum: the Democratic Party’s minority is still against the reform. Renzi loses its temper: “This is not a Monopoly game”. There were 80 Democratic members of Parliament that blocked the reform of the electoral law, the PM demands that they stop their game.

Il Sole 24 OreGreen light to the prefilled 730 form for income statement. As of today, 20 million Italian taxpayers will be able to download a prefilled version of their 730 income tax return form.


GazetaA remedy for a stupid legislation. Polish patients encounter massive problems with access to medicines as wholesalers export them abroad, e.g. Germany. The Ministry of Health is to be blamed for the shortage.


El PaisIMF forecasts that Argentina and Brazil will go into recession. Spain to create more than 600,000 new jobs within 2016.

ExpansionOffensive from Spanish companies in Cuba. The Bank of Spain and Cesce will give financial support.


The TimesBrussels vows to block Cameron on EU treaty. President’s threat raises stakes over referendum.

The GuardianClegg: we will not sell out in coalition talks. Exclusive: Lib Dem leader says party will stick to its manifesto promises.


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