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19/05 – Today’s headlines from across the EU



FT Europe

Trump fears push business to ditch Republicans in favour of Clinton. Washington lobby group backs Democrat. Alarm over tycoon loosens traditional ties. 



Freedom for schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram. A 19-year-old captured more than two years ago in Nigeria by the radical group was found.


 EgyptAir plane goes missing over the Med. The airline said Flight 804, bound for Cairo from Paris, was carrying 56 passengers and 10 personnel.

 BBC Europe

Egyptair flight from Paris is missing. An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is feared to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after disappearing from radar overnight. The Airbus A320 went missing at 02:30 Cairo time (00:30 GMT), soon after leaving Greek airspace.



Le Monde

Divorce without judge under fire from critics. The French National Assembly is to start working through the draft reform this Wednesday.

Les Echos

Retirement: changes resulting from the reforms. Retirement ages increased at the SNCF, EDF and for public servants. Nevertheless, substantial gaps persist with private sector employees.




Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Coalition argues further on the use of glyphosate. Merkel approves while Gabriel refuses. In this case, Germany shall abstain by the vote in Brussels.


Suedeutsche Zeitung

Norbert Lammert called Erdoğan “autocrat.” The Bundestag President condemns Ankara’s crackdown on Kurdish MPs. This continues “an unfortunate series of events” with which Turkey moves away from democracy.





La Repubblica

EU: more budget cuts, Renzi ready to say goodbye to Equitalia. A conditional green light was given to Italy regarding flexibility provided that efforts are made to reign in expenses.


Il Sole 24 Ore

EU: yes to flexibility buy more on debt and expenses. Renzi: Italy recovers credibility. He announced: cuts in Irpef trough Equitalia.





EU’s ultimatum to PiS. European Commission gives Poland time until Monday for presenting compromise over Constitutional Tribunal’s crisis.





El Pais

The PSOE will create a new tax to pay pensions. Jordi Sevilla warns that the current protection system “is in danger.” Brussels delays decision on Spain deficit breaches until the next elections. The European Commission demands a €8 billion adjustment in two years.



Brussels gives fresh air to Spain. The Commission gives a year to the country to enable it to cut the deficit to 3% of GDP, while asking for cuts.




The Times

All households get legal right to fast broadband. Digital revolution as Cameron puts consumer at heart of Queen’s Speech.

The Guardian

Radical plan to halt scourge of drug resistance. Doctors could face antibiotic controls and firms be made to pay for research.

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