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01/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FTEmerging market currency wars threaten to cut back world trade. Research suggests risk to global growth. Imports reduced without benefit to exports.

WSJEDeadly blast rattles Kiev. One member of Ukraine’s National Guard was killed and at least 69 others were injured in a blast outside the country’s Parliament Monday, as fighting broke out between protesters and law enforcement officers following a controversial vote on the country’s constitution.

INYTUkraine heats up. Protesters battled with the police in front of the Parliament in Kiev on Monday after lawmakers voted in favour of constitutional changes that would grant autonomous status to parts of Eastern Ukraine. One officer died and as many as 50 were wounded. Opponents saw the step as a concession to Russia.


Le MondeBack to school under the weight of secularism and morals. After the shock of the attacks in January, National Education creates new studies on citizenship.

Les EchosSanofi teams up with Google to revolutionise health. A Franco-American alliance to develop diabetes care, as diabetes continue to progress. The first one applies its expertise in pharmaceuticals; the second one, its digital know-how.


Frankfurter AllgemeineBloody protests against constitutional reform in Kiev. One dead and many injured; the government accuses the nationalists; coalition at odds.

Suedeutsche Zeitung“Germany is a land of hope.” German Chancellor sees in the increasing number of refugees a testimony to the country’s good image and says people have to be helped quickly.


La RepubblicaThe EU says stop the walls; Merkel promises aids to Italy. Europe prepares to deal with the crisis head on. On September 8th, the European Commission will hold a meeting to approve a new package of reforms to settle migrants in Italy and Greece, who have experienced an unprecedented migration crisis.

Il Sole 24 OreEnergy: Italian giants’ development abroad. Eni rises in Stock Market following the breakthrough of a gas field in Egypt. Eni CEO, Claudio Descalzi, stated: “Now we are stronger.”


Gazeta WyborczaWill the immigrants route run through Poland? Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz declared that Poland would present a new number of refugees that it could take in. Experts warn that following the sealing of Hungarian border, the new immigrants trafficking route can run through Poland.


El Pais Merkel warns that freedom of movement in Europe is at risk. France and Germany call for a mandatory and fair distribution of refugees. Eastern countries refuse to take part in Brussels’ quota system. Spain resists to its partners’ pressure to welcome 6,000 asylum seekers.

ExpansionReal estate prices soar 5%. The development of mortgages revives the housing market.


The TimesCameron to punish low-pay employers. We are now the workers’ party, says PM.

The GuardianPolice jobs to be slashed to a 40-year low. Internal figures warn forces will lose 22,000 officers in England and Wales.



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