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


FT EuropeChina’s central bank chief in debt alert amid overseas binge. Comments follow Anbang’s US deal. Warning over risks to economy.

WSJEUS changes tack on Cuba. Obama heads to Havana with plans to stress economic over political objectives.

INYT – Cuba on edge of change. The island is a place of endless waiting and palpable erosion. Yet after all these decades, an uncanny openness among the Cuban people remains. President Obama and his family were set to begin a historic three-day visit to Cuba on Sunday.

BBC Europe – Paris attacks: Suspect’s ‘accomplice’ named as Najim Laachraoui. Belgian prosecutors say that DNA has identified an accomplice of captured Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam.The man is named as Najim Laachraoui, 24, still on the run. A statement said he had been using false ID and that his DNA had been found in houses used by the suspected jihadist  network.


Le Monde How Salah Abdeslam was flushed out. France will request the extradition of the tenth terrorist of the November 13th attacks, arrested on Friday in Brussels.

Les EchosSpecial edition: France’s new challenges. How is the Industry going to reinvent itself by 2020? Start-up: who are the future champions? The forthcoming financial revolutions. The analysis of economist Philippe Aghion: how to reform?


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) –  Staff shortages hamper repatriation of refugees in Turkey. 875 people landed on Greek islands on Sunday. Berlin sends 300 officials.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungGreeks feel overburdened. German government politicians praise the EU refugee agreement as a turning point. But Athens announces massive difficulties to implement it. Two children drowned off the coast.


La RepubblicaObama embraces Cuba: “here, with you, for history.” First US President on the island in 88 years. Raul did not go to the airport.

Il Sole 24 OreTaxation: 500 million new data in the super register. 2015 information about wages, movements and stocks to be published soon.


Gazeta WyborczaRevolutions in schools. There will be major changes this year in Polish schools. The Ministry of National Education (MEN) abolishes the end of primary school’s recapitulation tests, changes the rules on the financing of non-public schools and creates arbitration bodies for the handling of schoolchildren’s complaints regarding tests results.


El PaísEU migrant pact to come into force amid chaos. Almost 900 refugees from Turkey succeeded in dodging controls in order to cross the Aegean Sea. Europe is to send 4,000 experts to Greece to guarantee the migrants’ return.


The TimesPM: I blame Osborne for “messing up” disability cuts. David Cameron has told a cabinet colleague that he blames George Osborne for the row over disability cuts that has rocked the government.

The GuardianTories plunge into open warfare. Angry MPs rush to support Duncan Smith. Ex-minister attacks “deeply unfair” budget. Osborne under pressure to revisit pension benefit.



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