Today’s front pages

16 January 2012
Polska The Times, Berlingske Tidende, Aftenposten & 4 others
  • Greece

    General haircut

    While Greece seeks to persuade banks to write off part of its debr, an operation known as a "haircut", the EU-ECB-IMF troika is set to announce a 20% wage cut in certain sectors as part of its austerity plan.

    Eleftheros Typos Athens
  • Italy

    A big shipwreck for a small favour

    According to preliminary reconstructions, the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia on the island of Giglio (Tuscany) on January 14 was allegedly caused by the captain's wish to skirt the coast to salute a friend ashore from the Italian merchant navy. There are at least six victims and 15 missing at the moment.

    Original article in Corriere della Sera it
    Corriere della Sera Milan
  • S&P downgrade

    Europe demoted

    AAA: Germany; AA+: France; A: Spain; BBB+ Italy

    Original article in Les Echos fr
    Les Echos Paris
  • Spain

    Farewell to architect of democratic right

    Manuel Fraga, a former minister under Franco, all-powerful ruler of Galicia and founder of the People's Party now in power, died in Madrid on January 15 at the age of 89.

    Original article in ABC es
    ABC Madrid
  • Norway

    Democratic fiasco for Norway

    Norway, a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) but not of the EU, integrates EU laws without taking any part in determining their content, according to a first report on the influence of EU law on the country.

    Original article in Aftenposten no
    Aftenposten Oslo
  • Poland

    Smoleńsk is back

    The opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) has called for a new commission of inquiry into the 2010 crash which claimed the lives of Polish president Lech Kaczyński and 95 other prominent personalities. According to new revelations, General Błasik, who allegedly put pressure on the pilot to land in fog, was not in the cockpit.

    Original article in Polska The Times pl
    Polska The Times Warsaw
  • Agriculture

    Adulterated pesticides threaten EU

    According to Europol, warehouses in several European ports are full of adulterated pesticides from Asia. They are at best ineffective, at worst, dangerous to the environment, farmers and consumers.

    Original article in Berlingske Tidende da
    Berlingske Tidende Copenhagen