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19/01 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe – Opec fires warning as Iran surges back into the world’s oil market. Production boost ordered as sanctions end. Brent below $28 for the first time in 13 years.

WSJE – US delayed Iran sanctions. The Obama administration was preparing late last month to impose sanctions in response to Iran’s ballistic missile tests but held off when Iranian officials warned the move would derail secret negotiations surrounding a prisoner swap, according to US and congressional officials briefed on the exchange.

INYTEvangelicals put their faith in Trump. The New Yorker’s values find unlikely support in the American heartland.

BBC EuropeCologne attacks: First suspect held over sex assault claims. A 26-year-old Algerian asylum seeker has become the first suspect to be arrested over alleged sexual offences in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. The man, who has not been named, was detained at a refugee shelter in the town of Kerpen over the weekend, prosecutors say.


Le Monde Employment: Hollande’s electoral emergency plan. François Hollande announced on Monday the details of his new emergency plan to boost employment, amounting to €2 billion.

Les EchosEmployment: a very political emergency plan. The Head of State detailed his measures aimed at reversing the unemployment trend. Economists believe this plan is barely adequate.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) Berlin prepares military assistance to Libya. Training and equipment. Von der Leyen: After a functional government is formed.

Suedeutsche Zeitung (SZ)Former FBI chief will help VW. The group wants the former head of the US federal police, Louis Freeh, as a Special Representative to defuse the exhaust affair in USA. Supervisory Board meets today.


La Repubblica – Attack against banks, stock markets sink, new EU-Renzi clash. It’s the perfect storm in Italian banking, and the consequences are wreaking havoc in the stock market. EC President Juncker has declared that he was missing someone to talk to in Italy.

Il Sole 24 OreBanks in sight, the stock market collapses. The Italian stock market lost 2.65% as bank bonds are plummeting. European stock markets follow the same trend.


Gazeta WyborczaLike Pole with a Pole. President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of Poland Andrzej Duda held a conciliatory meeting in Brussels yesterday. President Duda tried to tone down disputes between Warsaw and the European Union and said he deemed the European Commission’s decisions as acting in good faith.


El PaísThe King admits, during his audience, that the investiture will not be easy. “We may have to meet again soon,” he said before the first MPs.

Expansión – Sacyr already worth less than its 8% stake in Repsol. Market turmoil and declining oil prices are deeply changing the corporate map of the Spanish energy sector.


The TimesWomen charged more on ‘sexist’ high street. High street stores are charging women up to twice as much as men for practically identical products, an investigation by The Times has found.

The GuardianNHS boss calls for new deal to care for the old. Fear hospitals will struggle to cope with council budgets cut.



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