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26/04 – Today’s headlines from across the EU



FT Europe

Saudi Arabia pledges economic overhaul to end “addition to oil.” Kingdom unveils plan for $2 trillion listing of Aramco. Move to bolster private sector.


Saudi Arabia to revamp economy. Kingdom unveils plan to free itself from dependence on oil revenues in five years.


A night of chaos and terror in Mexico. International panel offers fullest account yet about fate of missing students.

BBC Europe

Ukraine marks 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster. Ukraine is holding commemorations to mark the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. Sirens were sounded at the same moment as the first explosion at the reactor, in the early hours of 26 April 1986. The meltdown at the plant remains the worst nuclear disaster in history.



Le Monde

LuxLeaks Trial: how to protect whistle-blowers. The trial of Antoine Deltour will begin in Luxembourg on Tuesday 26 April as he had revealed tax agreements between Luxembourg and multinational companies.


Les Echos

TTIP negotiations: reasons for the malaise. Barack Obama is in favour of a rapid agreement, without making any concessions. The public opinion is increasingly opposed to the deal. Beef hormones, GMO, lack of transparency: the polemical reasons preventing the reaching of an agreement.




Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

Obama: Europe’s ideals enlighten the world.Do not forget who you are.” The President sends more special forces to Syria.


Sueddeutsche Zeitung

€5,000 granted for the purchase of electric cars. Premiums, tax incentives, new charging stations: minister Schäuble wants to promote electro-mobility, but the auto industry should bear part of the cost.




La Repubblica

Libya asks for NATO’s help. Obama on migrants: enough walls.Renzi to the G5: we’re ready to help Tripoli. More US fighters against ISIS in Syria.


Il Sole 24 Ore

European stock markets back down with oil and banks. The Milan stock exchange loses 1.52%, following the global downturn, weighed down by bank bonds.




Gazeta Wyborcza

Independent watchdogs. In June, the government plans to establish the National Centre for Civic Society Development which will implement the priorities set within the frames of the National Programme for Civic Society Development. The programme is to be developed through consultations with NGOs but, in the end, the priorities will be outlined by the government.





El Pais

The government will have to save €4 billion this year. The independent fiscal authority considers that without any short-term measures, Spain will never meet the deficit goals it proposed to Brussels.



Telepizza back on the Stock Exchange, valued at €800 million. Telepizza will return to the Stock Exchange tomorrow, nine months after it gave it up.




The Times

Cabinet split over Brexit cash for striking doctors. Gove uses today’s walkout to boost Leave campaign. Ambulance drivers to ballot on industrial action.


The Guardian

Revealed: the £25m payout to BHS bosses. 11,000 jobs put at risk as struggling retail chain calls in administrators.



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