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21/03 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropePope Francis to visit Ireland in August. Pope Francis is to visit Ireland in August – the first papal visit to the country for almost 40 years. He will arrive in Dublin as the city hosts of the World Meeting of Families, an international Catholic event which is staged every three years. The last pontiff to visit the Republic of Ireland was Pope John Paul II. He drew crowds of over 2.5m – more than half the state’s population – in 1979.


Les Echoes

Facebook, the global enemy

The use of the personal data of tens of millions of users collected by the social network has become controversial and touches the very heart of its model. The digital giant’s market capitalization has fallen below $500 billion.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Former French President Sarkozy in custody

Suspicion of acception of illegal campaign contributions from Gaddafi / “Surrealistic”.


La Stampa

Privacy violated, Facebook on trial

London convocates Zuckerberg, the EU suspects fraud. Tajani speaks: “Risks for democracy”.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Big failure of White Paper

Neither the Council of the European Union, nor the Commission will let go of Poland and its endangered rule of law. And the White Paper prepared by government of Prime Minister Morawiecki has even angered some EU Member States.


El Pais

Facebook cornered by institutions after massive data leak

Zuckerberg summoned by London, Brussels and Washington over misuse of 50 million user profiles to manipulate several electoral processes.



EU brings WiFi to villages

Villages and cities can now register for free WiFi hotspots.



The investigatons take a European dimension

A letter of the six Cypriot MEPs to the Commission.


Ta Nea

It smells gunpowder

Erdoğan threatens stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.


The Times of Malta

Egrant whistleblower risks being deported to Malta

A former employee of Pilatus Bank who sparked a political storm last year has turned herself in to the Greek police, risking deportation to Malta, this newspaper was told.



Stalked by the “shadow of misery”

Tuberculosis overwhelms broken health care system of a Venezuela in crisis.


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