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29/03 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT EuropeAnbang raises stakes with $14 billion move in US hotels fight. Chinese group in fresh Starwood offer. Target’s board still favours Marriott.

WSJEBelgium asks for US help. Investigators turn to FBI for assistance in scouring laptops, phones seized in probe.

INYT – How the GOP lost its base to Trump. Under economic stress, working class voters felt largely ignored by leaders

BBC Europe – Leaving EU ‘devastating for young’, says Nicky Morgan. A vote to leave the European Union could have a devastating impact on the life chances of young people, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is to say.Entering the debate over EU membership, she will urge parents and grandparents to think how their vote will affect opportunities for the next generation.


Le Monde – The opaque ties between hospital doctors and laboratories. An investigation revealed by Le Monde highlights the risks of conflict of interest at the Hospitals of Paris.

Les EchosDeficit, labour law: France under supervision. France’s general government deficit decreased to 3.5% of GDP in 2015, exceeding the country’s expectations, but Brussels urges France to maintain its active engagement and to meet its commitments for 2017. This Tuesday, the El-Khomri law begins its parliamentary marathon.


Frankfurter Allgemeine ZeitungThe search for the “man with the hat” continues in Belgium. Arrests in four countries. The number of victims in Brussels rises to 35.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungAssault on jihadist cities. The Syrian Army liberated the ancient city of Palmyra and now wants to retake IS stronghold Raqqa. Terrorist militia IS also under pressure from government troops in Iraq.


La RepubblicaBelgium: chaotic investigation, third man freed, the terrorists travelled through Italy. Faysal Cheffou isn’t the third terrorist from the Brussels airport attacks. Several members of the terrorist network passed though Italy to travel to and from Syria.

Il Sole 24 OreStock exchanges: losses halved, step-up for Italy and Spain. Milan and Madrid’s results rose in March. Draghi effect on treasury bonds.


Gazette Wyborcza “500+” programme from pensioners. The government presents a new plan for obtaining money for financing its flagship electoral programme that grants PLN 500 per child to Polish families that have more than one child, the so-called 500+ programme. The money will come from the Demographic Reserve Fund, which contains funds for future pensioners in Poland.


El PaisSanchez postpones the PSOE’s congress in order to avoid any power struggle with Diaz. The Socialist leader improves relation with Ciudadanos before his meeting with Iglesias.

ExpansionAbengoa avoids bankruptcy. The judge gave permission to proceed to the pre-agreement signed by the group with the majority of the shareholders.


The Times – Thousands of expats quit Europe amid ‘Brexit’ fears. A vote to leave the European Union is set to trigger an exodus of British expatriates from the continent, an investigation by the Times has found.

The GuardianSuspects held as army drafted in to lead Pakistan terror hunt. Military raids target “facilitators” and cache of arms. Funerals take place as death toll rises to 72. Extremist sect admits Easter suicide attack.



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