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20/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

 

FT Europe

Saudi Arabia borrows $10 billion as oil slump drains reserves.First debt-raising since 1991. Move paves way for historic bond.

WSJE

Revenue trouble hits US banks. Goldman results point up sector’s difficulties; post crisis rules pinch.

INYT -IHT

In Spain, political paralysis reigns. Infighting stymies efforts to form government, testing public’s patience.

 

FRANCE

 

Le Monde

UN admits the failure of the war on drugs. The special session of the United Nations General Assembly specialised on drugs started on Tuesday in New York.

Les Echos

Labour law: the Medef’s ultimatum to Manuel Valls. Pierre Gattaz gives the government three weeks to review the El Khomri draft-law. The government has already sent a no answer, claiming that the draft-law is sufficiently balanced.

 

GERMANY

 

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) The CDU wants to deprive terrorists of their citizenship.No way back to Germany.” Vow at naturalisation. Commitment to diversity.

 

Suedeutsche Zeitung

Many car manufacturers cheat with diesel. Tests carried out by the Federal Motor Vehicle Office show that many manufacturers have their motors especially designed to emit unfiltered exhaust gases at low temperatures. Berlin calls for improvements

 

 ITALY

 

La Repubblica

INPS, youth pension alert, Renzi attacks the prosecutors. The INPS has declared that those born in 1980 will have to work until the age of 75, provoking an angry response from Matteo Renzi.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Limit to State bonds: Rome and Paris say no. Document to be discussed on Friday at the UE Ministers’ summit. Visco: NPL at a turning point thanks to the adoption of measures and recovery.

 

POLAND

 

Gazeta Wyborcza

Apology from curia. The archdiocesan curia apologises to all individuals offended by the behaviour of members of the National Radical Camp (ONR) in the Cathedral in Białystok on Saturday, 16 April. The curia assures that the Church in Białystok is politically non-aligned and detached from nationalistic movements.

 

 

SPAIN

 

El Pais

Rajoy gives civil servants their extra payments back. The government grants civil servants an extra payment they had been denied in 2012, a few weeks ahead of new elections.

Expansion

CaixaBank considers a capital increase in order to acquire BPI.It wants to make up for the consumption of resources that will represent the acquisition of the Portuguese bank.

 

UK

 

The Times

We meddle in affairs of others, admits EU chief. Brussels to blame for unpopularity, says Juncker. Gove: Brexit would herald Europe’s “liberation.”

 

The Guardian

GMC: doctors’ strike will put patients at risk. Staffs are warned they could be struck off if walkouts lead to serious harm.

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