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European Headlines
FT – Greece races to meet deadline as dissent over deal grows.
Fears reform plan will lack detail – Syriza hardliner breaks silence

WSJE – Markets in Europe lure US money.
US money managers are feeling the pull of foreign places.

INYT – Climate researcher tied to corporate cash. Scientist who disputes consensus on warming has received USD 1.2 million.

Le Monde – A deal lacking trust between Brussels and Greece.
An agreement to extend Greece’s financial aid programme by four months was reached on Friday, 20 February.

Les EchosReforms: Valls opens forum for dialogue over working conditions. Minister for Work François Rebsamen’s draft law presented on Wednesday. In cases of up to 300 employees, it proposes a single staff representative body.

Frankfurter AlgemeinerSeparatists and government agree on withdrawal of heavy weapons. OSCE to monitor whether deal is respected; Federal President Joachim Gauck in Kiev.

SudDeutsche ZeitungAthens wants to fight against tax fraud.
Following the poker game for financial assistance Greece’s government is now to present a list of reforms. PM Tsipras already speaks of a “battle won”, yet there are still many doubters

La RepublicaGreece: Tsipras gives in. Aid is maintained and Athens remains under the rule of austerity. Alexis Tsipras’ government broke its election promise and finally gives in to pressure from the troika. Syriza’s voters are upset.

Il Sole 24 OreNew shift in the fight against the use of cash.
The government has changed its strategy again over the traceability and proper use of cash payments.

GazetaEurope, Rethink Russia!
President Bronisław Komorowski and EU leaders attended the Dignity March in Kiev on Sunday. On this occasion, the President urged Europe to rethink its whole policy towards Russia.

El PaisMadrid pays bonuses to judges via a private company.
Madrid government pays, via Indra, compensations to judges, prosecutors and secretaries who take part in technological renovation.

ExpansionVillar Mir finalises deal for Ferroatlántica.
The Spanish group is negotiating with its rivals Elkem and Globe to create a metallurgical giant.

The TimesJihadists call for UK attacks on shoppers
Al-Shabaab terror threat to Oxford Street

The Guardian – Swiss account secret of HSBC chief revealed. Leaked files show that Stuart Gulliver sheltered £5m using Panamanian firm.

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