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FTGreece’s leader warns Merkel of impossible debt payment. Concerns mount that Athens could run out of cash before the end of April.

WSJEInvestors pour assets out of euro. A major shift in the flow of money around the globe is driving down the euro at a rapid clip, boosting the US dollar and leaving smaller countries to struggle with the consequences of an extraordinary flood.

INYTGhani offers US hope for better rapport. Afghan leader, schooled in Washington’s culture, prepares to meet Obama.


Le MondeLooking for the abstaining voter. Grand reporter Florence Aubenas has travelled around France, looking for those who are in disarray and no longer believe in politics.

Les Echos – Buying power: the rebound that contradicts austerity. After three years of decline, French households’ buying power increased by 0.5% in 2014.This recovery is mainly due to a lower inflation. But wages recorded their smaller annual rise in ten years.


Frankfurter AlgemeinerBerlin, sceptical about Greece’s reform promises. Athens has only sufficient liquidity until Easter; Tsipras to visit Merkel.

SudDeutsche ZeitungAthens wants to compromise on reparations. Prior to the visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Berlin, his Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Kotzias proposes joint commission to find an agreement.


La RepublicaRotation of senior management, anti-corruption plan for State-owned companies. Minister of Economy Padoan and Anti-Corruption National Authority President Cantone launch a road map against illicit behaviours. The Prime Minister wants to intervene in the Ministry of Infrastructures.

Il Sole 24 HoraTax reform: record of amendments, almost four new proposals per day. Only a few of these amendments, supposed to simplify the current law, has been adopted. On the contrary, the framework is becoming more complicated.


GazetaRadical or rational. President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski addresses a political dispute over Poland by outlining two trends and warning that a radical Poland would be a lonely Poland on the outskirts of Europe whereas a rational Poland would be a safe Poland situated right in the heart of a united Europe.


El PaisElection in Andalusia: Diaz gets a solid majority. The PSOE gets a better result than expected and the PP gets the worst vote in 20 years. Podemos takes over IU’s space. Ciudadanos may have the key to the new government.

ExpansionSusana Diaz’ victory. The PSOE resists with 47 seats and will be able to govern with pacts. Strong decrease for the PP, Podemos becomes the third force and Ciudadanos makes its entrance.


The TimesWe’ll hold Labour to ransom – Salmond. SNP sets out terms for post-election deal.

The GuardianTories to axe candidate over EDL allegations. A Conservative parliamentary candidate who was recorded allegedly plotting with the English Defense League to increase his vote by intervening in a row over a new mosque is expected to be formally removed by the party within days.


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