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19/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU



FT Europe

Brussels set to open new front in Google battle by tackling Android. Expected move compared to epic Microsoft clash. Preloaded apps fuel innovation fears.


Saudis mix politics and oil policy. Decision not to freeze production and blame Iran underscores regional rivalry.


Brazil’s political crisis flares. Impeachment case goes to Senate for decision on whether to hold a trial.

 BBC Europe

 Russia-Ukraine discuss jailed Ukrainian and Russian ‘ The Russian and Ukrainian leaders have had a telephone conversation over the fate of jailed high-profile prisoners, raising the possibility of a swap. The call came after Ukraine jailed two alleged Russian special forces soldiers for several crimes including terrorism.



Le Monde

Dilma Roussef is in turmoil, Brazil in crisis. In an outrage atmosphere, Chamber of Representatives started to enforce on Sunday impeachment proceedings of the Brazilian President.

Les Echos

US Presidential elections: decisive duel in New York. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trumps are frontrunners. Socialist Bernie Sanders nevertheless finds a strong echo in New York, where inequalities are enormous.




Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

CDU now also ready for a pension reform. Without alarmist headlines.” Criticism of Seehofer’s opinion on the so-called Riester pension.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

CDU undeterred by AfD success. Angela Merkel’s party attests Alternative for Deutschland “a fundamental problem with the constitutional order” and rejects a change of course to the right, as demanded by sister-party CSU.




La Repubblica

Referendum: the map of abstention. Participation rate in the referendum on offshore drilling reached record lows, especially in PD strongholds.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Pop. Vicenza, launching of the capital increase; the board fixes the maximum discount. Atlante-UniCredit deal on the guaranty.




Gazeta Wyborcza

Money from migrants. The National Bank of Poland comments on statistics indicating that last year, Poles working abroad channelled to their homeland more than PLN 16 billion. On the other hand, Poland enabled the Ukrainian workers to generate income of over PLN 8 billion.





El Pais

Podemos’ referendum gives all powers to Pablo Iglesias. The party’s leader gets 88.23% support against the agreement between PSOE and Ciudadanos.


Parques Reunidos refinances its debts in order to improve its share offer. The company renegotiates loans worth €800 million with twelve banks.




The Times

Imams are allowed to preach hate in prisons. Muslim chaplains appointed by the Ministry of Justice routinely distribute Islamist hate literature in British prisons, a leaked report has found.

The Guardian

Gove: pro-EU camp treats us like children. Tory fault lines widen as Osborne claims Brexit would cost UK GBP36bn.


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