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07/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC Europe Finland jets monitor Russian fighters on border flights. Finland’s Defence Ministry says it has scrambled jets twice in the past 24 hours to monitor suspected airspace violations by Russian fighters. A Russian Su-27 fighter was detected in the Gulf of Finland south of Porvoo late on Thursday, the ministry said. Another Russian Su-27 was detected on a suspicious flight there earlier. “Russian military aviation over the Baltic Sea has been intense,” it said.

FT Europe 

Mars builds on snack-foods lead by acquiring Buffett’s stake in Wrigley.

Confectionery group buys out unit. Billionaire sells as $177 billion sector faces slow growth.


Globalisation on the Skids.

Finance chiefs meet amid fears that an era of free trade is ending.


West Bank settlers at odds with Israel.

Residents of Amona outpost are trying to head off an order from the Israeli government that the outpost be dismantled by Dec. 25.


Le Monde 

France, the poor relative of European justice.

France devotes just €64.10 per capita to justice, compared to €88 for Spain and €108.90 for Germany.

Les Echos

Growth: The reasons France is lagging behind.

The INSEE expects 1.3% growth in 2016, below Bercy’s target. The draft 2017 budget is undermined.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Federal Court of Justice: No damages for victims of Kunduz air attack.

The state’s liability is not applicable to foreign operations of the Bundeswehr. Criticism.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Women should be better paid.

Men often earn more in German companies. The Government coalition wants to change that. Companies must soon report the average salary of colleagues.


La Repubblica 

Flexibility, the EU opens up to Italy on migrants.

The EU Commissioner for economic affairs, Pierre Moscovici, has extended a hand to Italy. If the country makes an effort on migrants, the EU will make an effort on flexibility.

Il Sole 24 Ore

ECB: QE to continue beyond March.

But the board warns: difficulties in identifying which bonds to buy.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Day of school anger.

On Monday, at least 25,000 of teachers from the Polish Teacher’s Union (ZNP) will take to streets in protest against the Law and Justice’s plans of revolutionizing the education. Head of ZNP Sławomir Broniarz calls upon parents and local self-governments to join the protest because changes in educational system will grossly affect everybody.


El Pais

PP warns that PSOE’s abstention is not sufficient.

PP wants socialists to accept budgets and give stability guarantees during this term or a third election will be called.


BBVA speeds up the closing down of its offices.

BBVA will close 100 more branch offices and will reduce opening hours in 100 other offices.


The Times 

Gambling adverts face ban from daytime TV.

Government to crack down on betting industry.

The Guardian

Corbyn gives Abbott top job in reshuffle.

Leader asserts authority as Starmer and Chakrabarti handed key roles.




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