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01/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

 

FT Europe

Europe and US in battle to keep trade pack on track. Opposition amid White House race. Divisions emerge among EU states.

 

WSJE

The Fed’s “Judge and Jury.” Daniel Tarullo is known by banks for his powerful influence over their operations.

INYT

The graying of America’s homeless. Growing ratio of elderly living on the street adds strain to fight on poverty.

 BBC Europe

 Switzerland Gotthard: World’s longest and deepest rail tunnel opens. The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe.

FRANCE

 

Le Monde

Education, research, entertainment workers, SNCF: the government wants to restore social peace. The Ministry of Education announces a global wage increase, amounting to €1 billion, and a reform of career advancements.

Les Echos

The cost of Hollande’s gifts. Teachers, entertainment workers: the government multiplies gestures to stop the conflict and prepare for 2017. Bercy still estimates the new expenses to amount to €4 billion this year, but the cost will increase in the future.

 

GERMANY

 

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Erdoğan threatens the German government over the Armenian resolution. The President warns of deteriorating relations. Vote on Thursday.

 

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

The government fights for robot company. The Augsburg company Kuka is of central importance for the German car industry. Economy Minister Gabriel wants to prevent it from falling into Chinese hands, and is looking for investors.

 

ITALY

 

La Repubblica

Migrants, welcoming everyone.” The Italian Conference of Bishops opposed to the Viminale. Mgr Galantino: no to off-shore hotspots. Brussels: necessity to clarify the plan.

 

Il Sole 24 Ore

Visco: tax cuts and more public investments. Banks: non profitable loans in conclusion phase, less dependency now.

 

POLAND

 

Gazeta Wyborcza

Does the Government have money for “500+”? The Polish Central Statistics Office (GUS) says that the Polish economy slowed unexpectedly in the first quarter of 2016. This is the result of Law and Justice Government’s sharp increase in spending and straining the State Budget to the maximum mostly because of the enforcement of its flagship electoral promise – the social allowance “500+” programme that gives each Polish family with more than one child PLN 500 per child per month.

 

 

SPAIN

 

El Pais

PSOE leaders reject the bilateral pact with Catalonia. The PSC considers Sánchez’s proposal as an alternative to the independence referendum.

Expansion

Iberdrola opens the way to more claims against Bankia. Mapfre, CaixaBank, Popular, Carceller and Villar Mir are considering asking for their investment.

 

UK

 

The Times

US warns of summer terror risk in Europe. Isis will target American tourists, Washington says.

The Guardian

Revealed: spy agency rift over rendition policy. Letter to Tony Blair shows how row erupted at height of “war on terror.”

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