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07/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


Financial Times Europe –  Bayer edges closer to Monsanto deal with $56 billion sweetened offer. Investors in US group eye bid above $130 a share. Takeover could be completed in weeks.Wall Street Journal Europe –

Wall Street Journal Europe – Irish goal: clarity on taxes. Parliament expected to approve an appeal of EU’s Apple ruling; message for foreigners.

International New York Times – US unlikely to rule out option of first strike. Aides have told Obama that such a guarantee would undermine allies.


Le Monde –  Health: should insured people pay according to their lifestyle? For the first time in France, Generali presented on Tuesday the outlines of a “behavioural” health insurance.

Les Echos– Germany prepares for major tax cuts. The government dangled €15 billion in income-tax cuts. The tax measure would be introduced after the September 2017 general election.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – CDU calls upon CSU to stop attacks on Merkel. Secretary general Tauber: voters expect unity. Chancellor promises clarity on asylum figures.

Süddeutsche Zeitung – EU takes back roaming promise. Additional fees for mobile telephony were to disappear completely. Brussels now wants to relieve mobile users only for 90 days. Consumer advocates speak of a “farce”.


La Repubblica –  Muraro suspected, Di Maio was aware. Grillo to Raggi “now all out”. The director of the M5S demand the head of Romeo, Marra, De Dominicis and counselor. But the mayor resists.

Il Sole 24 Ore – Flexible pensions, exemptions for those who use the “complementary”. Crisis areas: extension of one year of amortisation for 40,000 employees.


Gazeta Wyborcza –  Amber Gold or Get Tusk. Law and Justice denies that the committee of inquiry set up for the Amber Gold case is aimed at disgracing the Civic Platform (PO) party. Nevertheless, it could be used for this purpose as it will certainly summons Donald Tusk and asks him about his son’s involvement in the case.


El Pais – Rajoy sacrifices Soria after his election scandal. The government lied about the former minister’s nomination process at the World Bank. The opposition keeps asking for explanations.

Expansion – Caixa Bank speeds up in fund sector. The company strengthens its leadership in investment fund and pensions.


The Times – Cabinet is split over grammar school plan. Memo reveals tension caused by May’s reforms.

The Guardian – Sports Direct admits failure on zero hours. Ashley apologises and says he will put staff representative on board.




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