Today's front pages

9 May 2012 – Presseurop Ta Nea, Handelsblatt, Le Figaro & 4 others

In his attempt to form a government, the leader of the radical left Syriza coalition, Alexis Tsipras, is insisting on five conditions for any alliance with other parties. These include a cancellation of measures decided in the IMF and EU bailout plan, which Ta Nea believes New Democracy and PASOK will be unwilling to accept.

Ta Nea, Athens

Tsipras imposes five-point bluff

The European Central Bank reminded Greece to stay on track. One of the members of its Board of Governors, the German Jörg Asmussen said that "if Greece wants to stay in the euro area", there is no alternative to the austerity plan.

Handelsblatt, Düsseldorf

The Greek ultimatum

Outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy invited François Hollande, his successor who was elected on Sunday, to participate in ceremonies commemorating the armistice at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It was a gesture of reconciliation after a particularly tough campaign. The two men will meet again shortly for the handover of power on 15 May.

Le Figaro, Paris

United by the Republic

Following hundreds of requests from citizens, Hungary’s mediator has asked the constitutional court to evaluate the compliance of the law on the media with the Hungarian constitution, especially with regard to nomination of the chairman and members of the country’s Media Council.

Népszabadság, Budapest

Ombudsman intervenes

Should euthanasia be authorised for minors?

In Belgium, where a record number of patients availed of euthanasia procedures in 2011, an MP has presented a bill that would extend the right to euthanasia to “any child capable of discernment”. Until now, patients requesting euthanasia had to be adults or emancipated minors.

Le Soir, Brussels

Should euthanasia be authorised for minors?

The Iberian summit which takes place today in Porto will be largely devoted to the development of energy and transport links between the two countries of the peninsula. Lisbon is demanding more investment from Madrid.

Jornal de Negócios, Lisbon

Portugal and Spain to discuss gas and electricity links, high-speed rail and motorway tolls

The Ministry for Industry and Trade has launched a fund which will invest 1.3 billion crowns (52 million euros) in small companies in the new technology sector. The fund, which is to commence operations in the second half of 2012, will be partly financed by the EU.

Logo – Hospodářské Noviny, Prague

State to distribute 1.3 billion to new companies