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06/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC Europe Berlusconi: AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium. He said they will be paying at least €400m (£220m) over the next two years, which may value the club at up to €750m including debt. “Milan has now embarked on this path towards China,” he said without disclosing the identity of the buyers.

FT Europe

FBI judges Clinton careless but not criminal in email inquiry. 110 “secret” messages in private account. Republicans seize on “pattern of dishonesty.”


UK property funds bar the exit. Pair of large asset managers won’t let investors withdraw as the pound sinks.


Resentment led down “Brexit” road. Labour bastion spurns its roots over loss of community and securit


Le Monde

Terrorist attacks: French MPs ask for a revision of the fight against terrorism.

The parliamentary board of inquiry on the French State’ action during the January and 2015 November terrorist attacks delivered its report on Tuesday 5 July.

Les Echos

Hollande steps back on his savings plan.

The €50 billion savings plan promised to Brussels will not materialise as planned. New expenses will only be “partially” balanced by savings. Increased revenue from fight against fraud.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Brussels now wants national Parliaments to ratify CETA

Commission bows to public protest. Decreased prospects for signature.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

16 states against Schäuble

The controversy over the refugee costs escalates: ahead of the summit at the chancellery, the regional Prime Ministers call for €8 billion more from the federal government. Too much for the Finance Minister.


La Repubblica

Banks: the MPS’ earthquake. Treasury: the shield is ready.

Share prices plummeted. An anti-speculation European deal is imminent.

Il Sole 24 Ore

EU-Canada, threat to the CETA deal: the approval of the EU-28 is necessary.

Calenda: that is how Europe’s commercial policy dies. Farrini (Confindustria): black mark, old approach.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Paean in honour of Macierewicz. Parliamentary debate on motion for dismissing Macierewicz

Niesiołowski: Macierewicz should not represent Poles at the NATO summit. Prime Minister Szydło: He has always been on the side of the good and truth. He has God and homeland in his heart.


El Pais

Rajoy will use Brussels’ requirements to put pressure on the PSOE

Socialists will reaffirm on Saturday their opposition regarding a government led by the PP, but they will not preclude another federal committee to make a decision.


Legal limits for fiscal engineering of new technologies

The Supreme Court sided with the Finance Ministry against Dell, which will have to report earnings in Spain.


The Times

May storms into lead as rivals battle for No 10

Theresa May has almost certainly booked her place in the final run-off to become the next Tory leader and prime minister after sweeping to victory in the first round of voting by MPs.
The Guardian

Property funds in turmoil

Bank of England warns risks to economy have begun to “crystalise.”



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