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30/04 – today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeBarnier denies Ulster Unionist’s claims of ‘aggression’. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has denied Arlene Foster’s claims that he has been “aggressive” towards Northern Ireland unionists in the Brexit talks. It comes after the DUP leader said Michel Barnier did not understand the dispute and was not an “honest broker”. Mr Barnier said he was not ready to engage in “polemics” with Mrs Foster.


Les Echos

GAFA taxation: French project divides Europeans

Finance Ministers are far from consensus. Paris makes this battle a key political issue and castigates some’s fear of the US. Germany now appears to be holding back.



Chip industry raises the alarm

Infineon boss Ploss demands support, so the European semiconductor industry will not further lose ground in the international comparison. The EU seems willing to that.


Corriere Della Sera

Renzi says no to Five Star Movement

Former Prime Minister on TV closes door to Di Maio, and launches “government for rules.”


Gazeta Wyborcza 

Lex developer will not be quickly adopted

More critics of the governmental ‘lex developer’ law. The Ministry of Culture believes that it will deepen the spatial chaos and cause devastation of cities’ landscapes. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims that the project is not accordance with the EU law.


El Pais

The political battle over languages extends to other autonomies

PP and Ciudadanos consider that Valencia, Navarre and Balearic Islands regional governments have a hidden agenda to follow the same steps of the Catalan independence challenge.


La Libre Belgique

The grand bargaining of the post-Brexit European budget will start

The grand bargaining of the post-Brexit European budget will start.



Towards a new loosening of capital controls

The further loosening of capital controls focuses on businesses.



Opposition’s cooperation needed for by-elections

Elections – Left-wing parties may meet on Wednesday to discuss how to find common candidates to run for mayor in places where the post will become vacant.


The Malta Independent

Thousands join ‘justice and truth’ anti-corruption protest in Valletta

Thousands of people gathered in a manifestation for Truth and Justice in Valletta yesterday afternoon.


Dagens Nyheter

Malmström to prevent a trade war against the US

Commissioner Malmström is battling against the clock to ensure a permanent EU exemption from the US steel tariffs. Should the US say no, the EU is likely to present countermeasures.


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