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02/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU



FT Europe

Abe puts off sales tax rise in bid to deliver fresh economic boost.Embarrassing setback for Japanese premier. Spectre of deflation stalks turns round plan.


EgyptAir signal detected. Investigators pick up a sign from Flight 804’s black boxes.


Zimbabwean charts her return to power. Joice Mujuru became a legend at 18.

 BBC Europe

 Fears deadly floods will worsen.  There are fears that more heavy downpours forecast across a swathe of Europe may worsen floods that have already left five people dead. Four people drowned in southern Germany, with two more missing and thousands of homes without electricity. Some parts of central France have seen their worst floods in over a century. The body of an elderly woman was found in her flooded home.



Le Monde

Presidential Elections: Le Pen set to reach second round.According to the fourth wave of the survey by Ipsos-Sopra Steria for Cevipof and Le Monde, the National Front party president would obtain 28% of votes.

Les Echos

SNCF: behind the arm-wrestling with the State. Both camps are fighting over the concessions to make in order to end the protests. SNCF heads hope that the government will make a gesture to reduce its debt.




Frankfurter Allgemeine

Serious mutual criticism between CDU and CSU. De Maizière and Schäuble attack hard; Söder and Kreuzer hit hard back.


Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Swiss celebrates “work of the century.” The new Gotthard Base Tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the world. At the opening ceremony, Chancellor Merkel calls it a “symbol of Europe.”





La Repubblica

Referendum challenge: the list of the 250 backing the yes side. Mattarella: more unity. From Ammaniti to Villari, document for the reform: “respect for the no but the Chart is not sacred.” The Quirinal: recover the sense of living together.


Il Sole 24 Ore

Stock exchange down due to banks, Milan loses 1.2%. France and Italy: no to strong EU requirements for systemic institutions.




Gazeta Wyborcza

Brussels: Treat us seriously. The European Commission is increasing pressure on Law and Justice over the Constitutional Tribunal. In the opinion on Poland passed yesterday, the Commission warned against a threat to Constitutional order.





El Pais

Chavez and Griñán prosecuted three weeks ahead of elections.Former presidents of Andalucía, who are accused of corruption regarding the ERE file, are leaving the PSOE for a moment.


Hesperia allies with funds in order to take NH’s control. José Antonio Castro believes that there is a clear conflict of interest with HNA.




The Times

Osborne attacks “un-costed and unworkable” Brexit proposals.The chancellor has accused Boris Johnson and Michael Gove of “making up” plans that would damage the economy.

The Guardian

EU referendum: union boss urges Corbyn to speak up on immigration. GMB chief Tim Roache says leader must be “bolder and braver” and tackle big issues to win over Labour voters to the remain camp


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