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16/02 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeRex Tillerson to meet Russian counterpart at G20 in Germany. Tillerson is in Germany for a meeting with G20 leaders on his first foreign trip as US secretary of state. Mr Tillerson is expected to confirm that the US remains committed to Nato, at the gathering of ministers in Bonn.


Trump accuses US intelligence of “criminal” push to undermine him.

Trump accuses US intelligence of “criminal” push to undermine him. President reignites war with spies. Flynn crisis escalates as more Russia claims arise.


Kim ordered kill, spy says.

North Korean ruler authorized the hit on his half-brother In 2011, Seoul lawmakers told.


As Japan ages, chefs adapt.

Kitchens are creating food that’s enjoyable for diners with swallowing problems.



Le Monde

NATO: the unknowns of Trump’s diplomacy.

Following Trump’s recurrent attacks against NATO, US Defence Secretary James Mattis’s visit to Brussels, on Wednesday and Thursday, is highly anticipated.

Les Echos

Alstom’s TGV: State’s sleight of hand.

The 15 TGV command destined to save the Belfort production site are to be carried out by SNCF. The invoice compensated by the State could return like a boomerang to the company.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Gabriel: Europe needs to be stronger.

Foreign Minister says otherwise, Trump and Putin will not take us seriously.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

America is threatening NATO partners.

US Defence Secretary James Mattis calls on allies to increase their defence spending by the end of the year. Washington threatens to reduce its commitment.


La Repubblica

Trump-Putin, the scandal deepens.

A war is at hand in Washington: the war between intelligence services and Trump.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Europe wants stress tests on “toxic” bonds.

The European Parliament has asked the Italian banking authority to improve its stress tests.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Missing billions.

Lowering of the retirement age will cost the state even PLN 18 billion annually, according to the analysis performed by the Government. This puts to doubt the ability to find money for the financing of the Strategy for National Development.


El Pais

Trump accuses US intelligence of creating a Russian connection.

The US President breaks with Obama’s policy that used to promote a Palestinian State. The US threatens to reduce its NATO participation if Europe does not bring a broader participation.


Spanish Economy minister Luis de Guindos: “It is increasingly clear that Bankia’s public offering was a mistake”.

Luis de Guindos defended Bank of Spain, which is going through a serious internal crisis due to the recent imputations for the Bankia case.


The Times

US delivers ultimatum over NATO spending.

Pay more or we pull back, Europe’s leaders told.

The Guardian

Trump rips up decades of US policy on Israel.

Palestinian anger as commitment to two-state solution is abandoned.




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