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20/05 – Today’s headlines from across the EU




FT Europe

Bayer shares hit as investors shun $40 billion move for rival Monsanto. Biggest outbound German bid. Talks revealed after executive’s “wild speculation” remark.



EgyptAir probe seeks clues. Flight 804 is believed to have crashed in Mediterranean, but evidence is lacking.


Jet crash kindles fears of terrorism. EgyptAir plane with 66 onboard plunged shortly before reaching Cairo.  


BBC Europe

Egypt’s military and national airline say debris from the crashed EgyptAir flight has been recovered in the Mediterranean.

Flight MS804 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew when it vanished early on Thursday.




Le Monde

Questions on the Paris-Cairo crash. An Airbus A320 flight fromParis to Cairo crashed at sea with 66 people on board on May 19.


Les Echos

Another major CAC 40 company leaves France. The French oil-industry services group Technip will merge with the American FMC. The new group will be domiciled in London. The decision raises concerns about the attractiveness of France.




Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Federal government wants to know more about what happens in mosques. Interior Secretary Haber: The scene must not remain unobserved and uncontrolled.


Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Cairo suspects attack on aircraft. An EgyptAir jet with 66 people on board crashed into the Mediterranean. Egypt’s Air Minister considers a terrorist attack more likely than technical failure.




La Repubblica

Paris-Cairo, death in the sky, “A bomb means terrorism.” 66 people have died after their plane plunged into the sea. Terrorism is a possible cause.


Il Sole 24 Ore

Europe: 2,600 billion bonds “below-zero.” Italy: only 22% of bonds have red rates.




Gazeta Wyborcza

Food at school to be healthy but tastier. Children do not want to eat unseasoned dinners at school. They have been throwing away more and more food, and their parents resign using school canteens. Since September, nutrition bans will soften.





El Pais

Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet. EgyptAir aircraft, which was travelling from Paris to Cairo, made a sudden turn and crashed.



Coca-Cola European to go public in June. Coca-Cola European Partners is already prepared to give some fresh air to the Stock Exchange.




The Times

Passengers spun to their deaths from 37,000 feet. A terrorist act was being blamed last night for the Paris to Cairo plane crash.


The Guardian

Huge scale of child sex abuse shocks police. Public inquiry is referring 100 new cases every month for investigation.


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