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.
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.
Italy, Germany, France – the improbable ménage à trois – La Tribune
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.
Workcamp for Belyatski – Gazeta Wyborcza
Omega Diamonds, one of Antwerp’s leading diamond importers, is suspected of tax fraud and money laundering.
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.
Unions challenge government: dialogue or social conflict? – Público