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15/05 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC EuropeSoros Foundation quits Hungary over ‘repressive’ policies. The foundation of philanthropist George Soros has said it is closing its office in Hungary, blaming the move on an “increasingly repressive” environment. The Open Society Foundations, which funds non-governmental organisations (NGOs), says it will move its operation to the German capital, Berlin. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s right-wing government has said it plans to tighten restrictions on NGOs.

FRANCE

Le Figaro

US Embassy in Jerusalem: Gaza burns

IDF opens fire on thousands of Palestinians amassed at the border in protest against the US embassy being moved to Jerusalem, leaving more than 50 dead.

GERMANY

Suedeutsche Zeitung

Many dead and wounded in Gaza

Dozens of Palestinians killed during the protests against the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem – their government speaks of a “massacre”.

ITALY

La Repubblica

Di Maio, Salvini: big bluff. No Premier, clash on contract

Calling for more time, Mattarella is granting one more week.

POLAND

Gazeta Polska Codziennie

Viktor Orbán: We want a strong Europe!

Migration, refugees, development of Via Carpathia, Ukraine or Nord Stream 2 – these are some of the topics discussed during yesterday’s visit of Prime Minister  Orbán in Warsaw. PM Orbán talked, among others, with Prime Minister Morawiecki and President Duda.

SPAIN

El Pais

Torra travels to Berlin to obey Puigdemont

Rajoy will meet Sanchez today and Rivera next Thursday, to discuss different options.

AUSTRIA

 Die Presse

Days of wrath – and of joy

The USA inaugurated their new embassy in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Netanyahu triumphed on the 70th foundation day of Israel. At the border with the Gaza Strip, dozens Palestinians die during protests.

BULGARIA

 Sega

Another 40,000 crimes were left unpunished

Only 25 people with effective sentences and 237 with conditional sentences for corruption.

DENMARK

 Kristeligt Dagblad

Jerusalem embassy is going to widen the gap

On Monday, when the US opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, it was humiliating for the Palestinians but it could also be the event forcing the parties to think along new lines in the deadlocked conflict.

LATVIA

 Latvijas Avize

Threatening with pirates and European regulation

The National Electronic Mass Media Council explains why it cannot more actively fight Kremlin propaganda.

MALTA

 The Times of Malta

Final withholding tax changes ‘by stealth’

Taxpayers who have resorted to special final withholding provisions over the past two decades will now have details of investments known to the authorities, following recent changes, the Times of Malta has learnt

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