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05/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeCall to overhaul French intelligence services. French intelligence services should be overhauled in the wake of last year’s terror attacks in Paris, a parliamentary commission of inquiry has recommended. Various services should be merged into a single agency, the commission said.

FT Europe

Monte dei Paschi hits low as ECB warning exposes Italy’s bank woe, Fears reignited over sector’s €360bn of bad loans. Brussels wary of effect on Eurozone.


British vote paralyses compagnies. Ukip Chief quits as Tories face off.


Polish media under pressure

Emphasis on nationalism by government has set off exodus of journalists.


Le Monde

Michel Rocard, a legacy

Following the death on Saturday of the father of the “second left-wing,” many political leaders claim the filiation.

Les Echos 

Taxes: London’s response to the Brexit

Corporate tax rate likely to be reduced from 20% to 15%. Brexit leaders’ resignations continue: Nigel Farage quits as Head of Right-wing Ukip.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Brexit advocate Farage resigns

Ukip Chief: “I want my life back.” MEP Manfred Weber says: he is a Coward. Dispute among Tories and Labour.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Brexit-campaign instigator quits

Ukip Head Farage considers his life goal achieved following the referendum and gives up the party’s chairmanship. European politicians call the decision irresponsible.


La Repubblica

Bribes at ministries: “a criminal network at the top of the State.”

Investigation on the NCD MP and ex-secretary, 24 arrested.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Monte Paschi di Sienna: government to prepares a “shield

Monte Paschi plummets (-14%), Milan closes at -1.7%.


Gazeta Wyborcza

PiS government creates new pension system

Polish government plans to make changes including taking away PLN 35 billion from Poles’ pension premiums, transfer the money from OFEs into ordinary investment funds, and an employee programme for pension savings.


El Pais

For Urkullu, supporting Rajoy is linked to negotiations about ETA’s prisoners

The President of the Basque Government asks for the dissolution of the group and the handing over of weapons within a year. “Without any debate on the Basque agenda,” supporting the PP will be very hard, he warns.

Vueling crisis raises IAG uncertainty

Along with the Brexit impact, chaos in Barcelona’s airport adds uncertainty on the group.


The Times

Boris backs Leadsom in race for Tory leadership

Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind Andrea Leadsom to be the next Prime Minister.

The Guardian

Johnson backs Leadsom in race for No 10

Former London mayor says Energy Minister Has the “zip, drive and determination” to be Prime Minister.





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