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Merkel-Sarkozy: faith in Monti – La Stampa

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy want to amend EU treaties and impose more fiscal discipline on EU members.

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Two for Europe – Frankfurter Rundschau

The Italian Prime Minister has failed to bring the German Chancellor and the French President together on the role of the ECB and the launch of Eurobonds.

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Italy, Germany, France – the improbable ménage à trois – La Tribune

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Is this really the end? – The Economist

Ales Belyatski, the most prominent Belarusian human rights activist was sentenced by a court in Minsk to four-and –a-half years in prison and confiscation of all his property for tax evasion.

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Workcamp for Belyatski – Gazeta Wyborcza

Omega Diamonds, one of Antwerp's leading diamond importers, is suspected of tax fraud and money laundering.

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Diamond company prosecuted for billions in fraud – De Standaard

Hailing the general strike of November 24 a success, trade unions are calling on the government to negotiate on employment, moonlighting and tax evasion, or else it can expect a new round of strikes.

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Unions challenge government: dialogue or social conflict? – Público