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They appear roughly in the pages of German newspapers on Monday: photos of the demonstration in Prague, Sunday, June 23. The capital of this country of ten million inhabitants in the east of Germany. "They were 250,000", says the Süddeutsche with a large aerial photo of the event."There were so many people that even the phone network was no longer working and was saturated", continues German public television ZDF on its website.

Frauds on European subsidies

Protesters who "demand the departure of the head of government Andrej Babis"A prime minister who"and steals", for the protesters."His company also allegedly defrauded European subsidies", says the Süddeutsche."He could be forced to repay millions, a double-digit sum", writes Spiegel, quoting information from the DPA news agency.

At least 250,000 took to the streets

At least 250,000 people took to the streets

"A model to follow"

But more than this controversy, the newspapers come back and insist on the exceptional nature of the mobilization "It was almost like in 1989"At the time there was protest against the communist regime in place.Today, it is students, young people around the age of 25, who triggered the protest, since late April throughout the country."We want decency in politics", they tell in the Süddeutsche."Andrej Babis is at the same time head of government, businessman, he owns media channels and is prosecuted by justice, it is unacceptable", explains another leader of the movement in Neues Deutschland.

"The children of those who demanded the end of the Communist became great", writes the Süddeutsche, who is enthusiastic about the movement."They are pacifists, sympathetic, above parties, have clear claims all over the country."And the newspaper concludes:"A model to follow and not only in Central and Eastern Europe".

"A dangerous escalation"

Last week, an American drone was shot down by an Iranian missile, in the Gulf strategic region

Last week, an American drone was shot down by an Iranian missile, in the Gulf strategic region

In the press too: many comments still on the events between Iran and the United States. "A dangerous escalation", regrets the Süddeutsche on Monday, returning to the US drone shot last week and the strikes that Donald Trump would have decided to cancel at the last moment."The United States has decided to use computer viruses rather than bombs"explains the daily, which details:"This is not new, Obama had already launched a computer attack against Iran's nuclear programs"."The concern is that in this area, there is no rule and that the escalation of attacks is very dangerous", adds the newspaper.

Two uncertain leaders

The Handelsblatt goes even further. "The risk of a war between the United States and Iran is realDie Zeit wrote already three days ago that there would be a moment "where Donald Trump could no longer cancel the war"."No two leaders of the two states can be trusted", believes the Handelsblatt, who looks for arguments that could give him wrong."The only hope is that Trump wants a regime change in Iran but without sending soldiers on the spot. And then Iran knows that its military strength is weak compared to the United States".

A scenario in Iraq?

Die Zeit wonders if the scenario of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 could be repeated. And answer in the negative. "The long-term consequences of the US occupation of Iraq are too clear and today voices are already rising in the high political sphere to say no, which was not the case with Iraq"."And now the United States is more isolated, the Europeans are united and want to save the nuclear deal with Iran, unlike what happened in Iraq where the continent was divided".

Die Zeit concludes cautiously but positively. "Although Europeans alone can not save the deal or prevent military confrontation, they have an important role to play as a moderating force."

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