'We are not afraid': What have Europe's front pages got to say about Boris Johnson?

'We are not afraid': What have Europe's front pages got to say about Boris Johnson?
By Rachael Kennedy
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Euronews has taken a look at the front pages of leading newspapers across Europe this morning, following the UK's announcement yesterday that Boris Johnson is set to become prime minister.


Boris Johnson is set to become the UK's prime minister after outgoing leader Theresa May resigns later today.

The 55-year-old former journalist is facing a challenging period as soon as he steps into the role with the looming Brexit deadline approaching at the end of October.

So how has Europe's media reacted to the new appointment?


De Morgen

"The EU is not afraid of Johnson."

De Tijd

"Boris Johnson has 100 days to prepare for Brexit."


"The 100 days of Bojo before a hard Brexit."


Le Figaro

"Boris Johnson, new project manager of Brexit."


"With Johnson, the City is no longer afraid of Brexit."


Der Tagesspiegel

"The new boss."

Die Welt

"Boris Johnson moves to Downing Street."


The Daily

"The difficult challenges for Johnson."


La Repubblica

"Boris, the Trump of England."

il Giornale

"Myself and my friend Boris play the fools, but we're not fools."



"Prime minister, who is afraid of Britain."


Diario de Noticias

"Boris Johnson presents four challenges and already chooses names for government."


"Boris Johnson: The prime minister who wants to resolve Brexit."


El Pais

"Boris Johnson assumes power with ideas of the hardest Brexit."

El Mundo

"Boris Johnson puts the brake on not breaking the Conservative Party."


La Razon

"Boris Johnson: The hawk arrives at Downing Street."

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