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01/08 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC EuropeTurkey coup attempt: Erdogan ‘snatch squad’ soldiers captured. Turkey says it has captured all but one of the soldiers who are accused of trying to seize the president during the failed coup. Special forces arrested another 11 soldiers overnight after a two-week manhunt near Marmaris. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on holiday at the south-western resort on the night of the coup, but fled before his hotel was raided.

FT Europe

US $18 billion credit card debt spree sparks risk fear as economy slows.

Consumer loans bonanza fuelled by offers. Economists warn cycle has passed its peak.
WSJE

Europe prisons allow spread of Islamic radicalism

Convicted terrorists use jail time to plot new attacks or groom petty criminals for jihad.

FRANCE

Le Monde 

Pollution: suspected fraud on diesel engines in France.

The technical commission on pollutant emissions of diesel vehicles operating in France does not rule out possible cheating during monitoring tests.
Les Echos 

The reasons why Hollande wants to implement the withholding tax.

Michel Spain is determined to see his reform through to the end, in 2018. The withholding tax is also a guarantee made to the left-wing, willing to merge the tax with the CSG. The right-wing does not regard itself as linked to the project.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Ankara threatens with termination of the Refugee Convention.

Foreign Minister urges visa-free regime until October. Criticizing Seehofer’s Merkel-criticism.
Süddeutsche Zeitung

Gauck: solidarity relieves pain.

In memory of the victims of the Munich shooting, the Federal President urges the society not to surrender to the intellectual world of criminals and terrorists.

ITALY

La Repubblica

“Islam is not terrorist.”

As thousands of Muslims went to church last Sunday for a common prayer with Catholics, Pope Francis wanted to recall that it was not fair to regard Islam as terrorism.
il Sole 24 Ore

Insurance funds under stress, more retirees than new members.

Since 2010, new memberships have only increased by 15% while those taking funds out grew by 22%.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza 

Super retreat of Pope Francis.

“We, the adults, need You to teach us how to live together in diversity and dialogue. In sharing the multi-cultural way of life not as a threat but as an opportunity,” said Pope Francis on Saturday to young people gathered in Brzegi for the World Youth Days.

SPAIN

El Pais

Rajoy wants to negotiate 125 points of the agreement signed between the PSOE and the Ciudadanos party.

The candidate will debate in August, before approving the State budget and achieving Brussels’ objectives.

Expansion

More and more companies leave Catalonia.

Catalonia is the region that loses most companies, as compared to Madrid, which is the region receiving most new companies.

UNITED KINGDOM

The Times

Prime minister’s top aide broke rules on lobbying.

Theresa May’s chief of staff broke government probity rules by taking a job with a lobbying firm but failing to declare it to Whitehall officials.

The Guardian

Fury as Trump insults Muslim soldier’s family.

Father of captain killed in Iraq says candidate is ‘black soul’ unfit to lead.

USA

INYT

China’s answer to cheating husband.

Hoping to avoid divorce, scorned wives are turning to “mistress dispellers.”

 

 

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