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


FTWall Street eyes revival of tool blamed for stoking crisis. “Single name” credit default swaps seen as way to help soothe bond market risk.

WSJEECB to buy more debt before lull. The European Central Bank will buy bonds more aggressively than planned in the coming weeks in anticipation of a summer lull in market activity, a top official said.

INYTQuietly, Irish take up same-sex marriage. Vote seen as reflection of social upheaval and waning power of church.


Baltic Times – Germany will deploy rotating infantry troops to Estonia in 2016.Estonian online daily, Postimees Online, has reported Germany will send rotating infantry troops to Estonia in 2016


Le Monde The UMP presents its ideal middle-school. Bruno Le Maire caught Nicolas Sarkozy, Alain Juppé and François Fillon off-guard. He is leading the protest against Najat Vallaud-Belkacem’s bill.

Les Echos – Layoffs: litigation costs on the radar screen. Damages and interests imposed by the Labour Court should be capped. The measure, which aims at supporting employment, should be incorporated in the Macron Law.


Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) – De Maizière demands consistent deportation of rejected asylum seekers. Federal Interior Minister to put pressure on Federal states and municipalities.

Suedduetsche ZeitungMerkel: billions for climate protection. Germany wants to double its spending for the fight against global warming.


La RepubblicaRigged soccer: a secret pact on TV and match sold. The visit of tax authorities to “Infront Italia” headquarter could create tumult in soccer market. For the first time, they investigate the society that administers football TV rights.

Il Sole 24 OrePensions: €46 billion spent every year. The imbalance between input taxes allocations based on earnings amounts to a total spending of EUR 46 billion every year.


GazetaAsking for mercy. Will the Government help bring three hundred Christian families to Poland from Syria? A Syrian pastor’s daughter has helped find a place and money for them but time is running out.


El PaisPSOE offers a local ID to undocumented migrants. The document will give them access to healthcare, housing and public transport. The party supports the measure and may extend it to the rest of the country.

ExpansionSanchez Ortega: “I leave Abengo ready to grow.” The CEO explains the reasons for his resignation.


The TimesScandal of “appalling” end-of-life NHS care. Too many die alone or in pain, says watchdog.

The GuardianBig firms bang the drum for staying in EU. CBI chief warns of exit risks and calls for stronger argument to sway voters.


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