Today’s front pages
The centre-left "Kukuricu" coalition, led by Social Democratic Party chief Zoran Milanović, has won Croatia's December 4 general election, securing 77 out of 151 seats against 48 for the Croatian Democratic Union of outgoing Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor.Original article in Večernji list hrVečernji list Zagreb
Zoran Jancović could reach 50+%
The Positive Slovenia (centre-left opposition) party of the mayor of Ljubiana, has won a surprise victory in the December 4 general election, ahead of Janez Jansa"s Democratic Party of Slovenia.Original article in Dnevnik slDnevnik Ljubljana
916 days to go... get to work!
After 540 days of crisis, Belgian may have a government as of December 5. With this parliament's term ending in June 2014, incoming Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo has two and a half years to convince voters, particularly the Flemish population.Original article in De Morgen nlDe Morgen Brussels
"Europe needs a compassionate heart"
At the opening of the SPD (social-democrat) congress, former SPD leader and Chancellor Helmut Schmidt warned against the dangers of German triumphalism and called for more solidarity with its neighbours.Original article in Handelsblatt deHandelsblatt Düsseldorf
Kenny wants to be Taoiseach who "retrieves Irish sovereignty"
In a televised address to the nation, the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Irish people were "not responsible for the economic crisis" and outlined planned budgetary measures designed to create jobs.Original article in The Irish Times enThe Irish Times Dublin
How to get out of the crisis? By reducing working hours and raising taxes
Ahead of the January 2012 budget, the Czech government is drawing up plans to tackle the crisis. Measures to limit state indebtedness are also being considered.Original article in Hospodářské Noviny csHospodářské Noviny Prague
United Russia must find partners
President Dmitri Medvedev and PM Vladmir Putin's outgoing United Russia party suffered a setback in the Russian general election of December 4. Winning 49.54% of the vote, they have lost the two-thirds majority in the Duma (lower house) necessary to effect changes to the constitution. United Russia nevertheless secured a majority of 238 out of 450 seats.Original article in Kommersant ruKommersant Moscow