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20/11 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FTWestern intelligence agencies forced to rethink tracking of Isis. Surveillance failure. Ringleader killed in France. Ministers urge Schengen changes.

WSJEIn Iraq, soldiers uncover Islamic State’s underground infrastructure. Yazidi Peshmerga fighters inspected an Islamic State tunnel in the newly liberated town of Sinjar, Iraq, on Monday. Soldiers found a warren of tunnels and underground bomb shelters built by now-vanquished Islamic State occupiers.

INYTTop suspect behind terror attacks is dead. Manhunt continues in Belgium for accomplice.

BBCThird body found in Paris attack flat.A third body has been recovered from the apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis raided by police after last Friday’s attacks, prosecutors say.


Le MondeWrite to fight against terror. Following November 13th’s attacks, 18 authors took up their pen. Several books are published on the story of “Charlie Hebdo.”

Europe must take action to address the terrorist threat. Towards tightened border controls in the Schengen area. The National Assembly unanimously votes to extend the state of emergency. Abaaoud was killed, but several issues remain.


Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ)French National Assembly extends emergency clause by three months. Mastermind of the Paris killing is dead. Raids and arrests in Belgium.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)Paris warns of attacks with chemical weapons. French military to distribute the antidote atropine to emergency centers. The alleged mastermind of the attacks has been killed in a raid.


La RepubblicaAbaaoud’s accomplices still at large. Fear of IS spreads; the EU wants to tighten border controls. While the death of the chief of the November 13th terrorist attacks was confirmed, Manuel Valls warns about a risk of chemical attacks.

Il Sole 24 OreFed and ECB stimulate stock exchanges. Historically low rates in Europe. European stock exchanges are in an upward trend, as the Federal Reserve confirmed its intervention in December and the ECB accelerates on the QE2.


Gazeta WyborczaPolish president thinks he is the court! In his act of pardon for Mariusz Kamiński, President Andrzej Duda stated that he discontinues proceedings in the Mariusz Kamiński case. Prof. Andrzej Zoll, former head of the Constitutional Tribunal, says that acting in lieu of court is in breach of Article 173 of the Constitution and the independent judiciary as such.


El PaisRajoy offers to relieve France in their military role in Africa. A bigger Spanish deployment in Sahel and Central African Republic may help the French army to concentrate its means on the war against ISIS.

ExpansionBankia has recovered lost share. Interview with José Ignacio Goirigolzarri.


The TimesLeader of Paris plot helped to arrange four other attacks. The architect of the Paris massacre was behind four attempted terrorist attacks in recent months, it was revealed yesterday, as officials confirmed that he was killed in a gunfight with the police.

The Guardian – Fears over EU border controls as Paris ringleader confirmed dead. Abaaoud had travelled from Syria undetected. Militant “was involved in four foiled terror plots.” Europol says 28,000 suspects need monitoring.

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