Greek farmers clashed with police in central Athens on Wednesday when a protest against tax and pension reforms mandated by the country’s multi-billion-euro bailout turned violent. About 1,300 farmers who had arrived in Athens from the island of Crete overnight headed to the agriculture ministry. Source: Reuters
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At the beginning of the week, it was a police patrol that had been targeted near the city of Tarterêts. It was not the police that they were attacking this time but the army. An army patrol was attacked and rocked this Friday night around 20 hours in Corbeil-Essonnes by ten young, hooded men. Source Le Parasien
The start of the G7 in Taormina is set for May 26, but the security measures will begin to be operational as early as this morning. It means that no ship could get close, so the boats full of migrants who already throng the central Mediterranean will dock elsewhere. Source corriere
Italy’s economy minister sought to reassure investors on Thursday that they will not be hit by the rescue of two ailing regional banks, Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca, after fears of a full “bail-in” hit the lenders’ debt. Source Reuters