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08/08 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe

Trump turns to economy to reboot campaign.

Proposals on trade and tax come as Clinton gains ground in polls.


Belgium open terror probe.

Islamic State claims machete attack in front of police station; assailant is shot dead.


Le Monde 

Terrorism: Cancellation of hazardous festivities.

The Lille braderie, which was expected to attract 2 million people, has been cancelled for the first time in seventy years, due to the terrorist threat.

Les Echos 

Wheat: French grain farmers’ poor harvest.

Yields are expected to fall by 30% this year in France, due to wet weather at the end of spring. Russia and the United-States had bumper harvests in 2016, which will also weigh on prices.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Austria threatens to veto accession talks with Turkey.

Foreign minister Kurz: The EU itself needs to protect its external borders. Dispute over the refugee agreement.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Facebook should help investigators more quickly.

In response to the attacks in Bavaria, the Interior ministers of several federal states call for a law to force social networks to release user data.


La Repubblica

Chaos in Ventimiglia, Alfano: “this will not be our Calais.”

Tensions over migrants resume after some tried to force their way into France, causing the death of a policeman by heart attack.

Il Sole 24 Ore 

The map of tax evasion: these are the riskiest regions.

In Calabria, Sicily and Campania, the gap between consumption and income is greater than 30%.


Gazeta Wyborcza 

Our poor children.

According to a research conducted by the University of Physical Education in Warsaw, over 80% of children in Poland are flat-footed, have deviation of the knee joints or the spine. Their physical condition worsens alarmingly – nowadays, 15-years-old children need 15 more seconds to run the 1,000 metres than their peers in 1989.


El Pais

PSOE Leaders do not want to negotiate over the investiture.

They will accept to review the “no” decision if Sanchez asks for it or if the Cuidadanos party votes in favour of Rajoy.


All in for Inditex.

The company revolutionizes Madrid’s real estate market with the opening of its biggest shop.


The Times 

Assad takes his revenge after rebels break siege.

Hundreds dead as Syrian regime bombs Aleppo.

The Guardian 

Russia banned outright from competing at Paralympics.

Putin attacked for “medals over morals” position. Stark contrast with IOC’s failure to suspend team.



In dacha wall, clues to Cold War mystery.

Diaries of KGB chief tell fate of diplomat who rescued Hungarian Jews.





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