Today’s front pages
EU convenes summit on growth before rebellion
The European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy wants to organize an informal dinner for EU leaders between May 7, immediately after the final round of the French presidential election and early June. His aim is to discuss growth with François Hollande, if he is elected.Original article in El País es LinkEl País Madrid
The darling of Brussels?
François Hollande aims to counterbalance the EU's austerity policy with one for growth, an idea which is increasingly endorsed by EU leaders as the socialist frontrunner looks set to win the French presidential election.Original article in Libération fr LinkLibération Paris
Suddenly it’s possible
The outgoing ruling parties, the VVD (Liberal) and CDA (Christian Democrat) have reached an agreement with the left wing opposition parties (D66, GroenLinks and CU) to establish an austerity plan of €12.3 billion. Measures that have long been taboo, such as deducting mortgage interest rates from tax and dismissal rights, were accepted in a few hours. The seeds of a new government? asks the Amsterdam daily.LinkDe Volkskrant Amsterdam
Fall or not?
Romanian PM Mihai Razvan Ungureanu's centre right government faces a confidence vote in parliament, tabled by the social liberal opposition. The President of the Social Democratic Party, Victor Ponta, could become prime minister if the motion is passed.Original article in Evenimentul zilei ro LinkEvenimentul zilei Bucharest
EU wants to retain air passenger data
European interior ministers have adopted a project to retain the names, addresses and destinations of passengers flying on internal EU flights. This data could be stored for up to 5 years.Original article in Süddeutsche Zeitung de LinkSüddeutsche Zeitung Munich
I failed: Murdoch's apology for phone-hacking cover-up
Rupert Murdoch offered his most complete apology yet for his shortcomings in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, admitting the affair was a "serious blot on my reputation" and that he had been "misinformed and shielded" from what was going on at the paper.Original article in The Guardian en LinkThe Guardian London
Longer, harder, differently: how Poles are experimenting with sex
"Vanilla", or traditional sex is no longer enough for Poles, who are seeking ever more brutal, taboo-breaking sexual relations, the Warsaw magazine reports. A poll finds that 57% of women fantasize about being forced into having sex.Original article in Newsweek Polska pl LinkNewsweek Polska Warsaw