The second EC/IMF/ECB aid package of €130 billion to Greece is not enough to guarantee the solvency. Banks are refusing to renegociate the 50% haircut agreed upon in 2011, amounting to €100 billion.
Banks defy Greece – Handelsblatt
In 2011, the number of people obtaining French nationality fell by 30% to 66,000. 32,912 immigrants were deported.
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Government reports historic decline in naturalisation in 2011 – Le Monde
A French report has concluded that the plane of Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana was shot down by Hutu soldiers and not by Tutsi extremists close to current President Paul Kagame, as has so far been claimed by French courts. The death of Habyarimana in 1994 triggered the genocide of Tutsis, causing an estimated 800,000 deaths.
Rwandan genocide - Irrefutable – Libération
The new law on family reunification passed in September has resulted in a decline in the number of visas issued, from 70% to 40% of requests made.
Belgium lets in fewer immigrants – De Standaard
In his first interview since becoming PM, Mariano Rajoy argued that recent tax hikes are due to the fact that public spending exceeded forecasts by as much as €20 billion.
"No other option was left" – El Mundo
Dangerous H3N2 flu arrives in Finland – Aamulehti
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has confirmed that his preferred date for Scots to vote in a historic referendum on the future of the nation's status as part of the United Kingdom is autumn 2014.
1,000 days to decide our future – The Scotsman
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