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08/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU
FT Europe

Carney brushes off Brexit attacks and leaves door open to rate cuts

Bank of England head lower risk of recession. Vote fallout still likely to slow economy.

WSJE

US warns Russia on hacks

One of the suspected intruders says his alleged ties to Russia are “nonsense”.

INYT

Caught in a pilgrimage crush

Survivor of deadly hajj in Saudi Arabia last year recounts his experience.

FRANCE

Le Monde

Apple ruling: Brussels tackles tax evasion

The European Commission is expected to present in autumn a draft directive to advance tax harmonisation in the EU.

Les Echos

The new Chinese betting of Peugeot

PSA opens its fourth factory with Dongfeng, his historical partner. The manufacturer puts on SUVs to address weak sales. With the help of its Chinese shareholder, the French group wants to reduce costs in the country.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Merkel: Refugees won’t fundamentally change Germany

Chancellor calls in parliament for moderation in the debates. Critics against CSU.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Merkel: Be moderate

A dig at CSU leader Seehofer – Emphatic Chancellor warns political parties against imitating the language of right-wing populists. Who does, finally loses orientation.

ITALY

La Repubblica

Grillo saves Raggio and goes back to « vaffa », power struggle among M5S leaders

Auto absolution in the Murano case. Di Maio’s silence: “I undervalued the probe”.

Il Sole 24 Ore

ECB prepares new QE, stock exchanges and bonds rising

Today Draghi announces scheduling of further monetary stimulus.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza

Minister seizes Museum in Gdańsk

Minister of Culture will merge the World War II Museum and the Museum of Westerplatte in Gdańsk because it is the only way to fire a director of the World War II Museum  and to change the museum’s exhibition that the Law and Justice criticises. The World War II exhibition is praised by specialists around the world but PiS thinks it lacks Polish narrative.

SPAIN

El Pais

PP blames Guindos for “Soria case” in order to protect Rajoy

The management says that the minister gave wrong information on the appointment for the World Bank. He fears the impact for the elections on 25 September.

Expansion

Globalvia, Ferrovial and Alsa to compete with Renfe

The private groups get ready to face the end of monopoly starting in 2019.

UNITED KINGDOM

The Times

MPs to leave Parliament in £4bn restoration plan

First move since 1941 announced today. “Catastrophic” warnings over flood and fire.

The Guardian

Grammar schools expansion risks disaster, May is warned

The government’s social mobility tsar has warned that expanding the grammar school system would be a disaster.

 

 

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