Friday, 11 April 2014

Today’s best European front pages

Today most of European dailies have their headline on Russian president Vladimir Putin's threat to cut off gas supplies to Ukraine and other EU countries, unless Kiev starts paying back its huge gas bill and the EU agrees to joint talks on Ukraine's economic future.
The other big news is the first Greek treasure bonds issue, yesterday, which provided the country's empty safes with 3 billion euro offers for five-years bonds, at an annual interest rate of 4.75 per cent. On the same day, a car bomb exploded outside Greece central bank's building, in Athens, causing damages, though no serious injuries, ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the Greek capital.

'Putin's threat affects the whole Europe' - De Morgen, Brussels.

'Ukraine should get gas from us soon' - Pravda, Bratislava.

'The Russians are coming!' - Den, Kiev.

'The President gave Kiev time to think' - Izvestya, Moscow.

'Putin threatens Europe with a new "gas war"' - El País, Madrid.

'Putin plays the trump card: the gas weapon' - De Volkskrant, Amsterdam.

'From Grexit to buying brings…optimistic bang…despite the terrorist explosion' - Ta Nea, Athens.

'Good news from the euro' - Die Presse, Vienna.

'The coalition abducted the Snowden inquiry' - Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich.

'A new mission for Eulex, despite a Parliament's resolution' - Koha Ditore, Pristina.

'Berlusconi - Ok to social services' - Il Messaggero, Rome.

'Should we fear deflation?' - La Croix, Paris.

'Referendum on EU at last' - Daily Express, London.

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