Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Today’s five best European front pages

'Absurdistan's last salute' - Die Welt Kompakt, Berlin.

"How do I put a ladder correctly, how should we bake properly a pizza? Brussels ruled deep into our everyday's life. However, many of the rules are simply odd. Here is a compilation of them", writes the German daily, as a survey it quotes reveals that "about a quarter of Europeans connects Europe with rules and regulation." A legal framework that already "counts more than 50,000 pages."

'Lavrov as prosecutor in Vienna' - Die Presse, Vienna.

Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov will be attending a meeting with his European counterparts in the Austrian capital (Vienna currenlty chairs the Council of Europe's Human rights group) to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Lavrov came to Vienna "with a white paper listing the 'crimes' committed by Ukraine" in the Eastern cities controlled by pro-Russian separatists, writes Die Presse.

'We bring nothing to our allies' - SME, Bratislava.

As most of the European countries bordering Ukraine and Russia are reinforcing their military scheme on NATO's Eastern borders, also through the arrival of new U.S. troops and planes, with tension growing in Ukraine, "Slovakia, which has a common border with Ukraine, has not offered yet any support to the Alliance", assesses the Slovak daily.

'Nazism only understands the language of force' - Den, Ukraine.

"Ukraine is currently at the centre of the world — no more and no less", writes editorialist Dmitry Shusharin. "The fate of the world lies in the hands of the Ukrainian security forces. Nazism understands only the language of force. Russian nazism is no exception." 

'Europe finally turns the recession's page' - Les Echos, Paris.

"Growth is back in the whole European Union. With rates at almost the U.S. level for some countries and with weak rates in France, Italy and the Netherlands", assesses the daily, as the EU Commission published its growth forecasts on 5 May: in the Eurozone, it should reach 1.2 per cent in 2014 and 1.7 per cent in 2015. "Mostly thanks to Poland, the Baltic countries and the UK, growth in the EU 28 should reach 2 per cent on the average."

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