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09/09 -Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FTFed urged to hold fire on rate or risk sparking emerging market “panic.” World Bank warning as FT launches series of key global policy debate.

WSJE – Migrant wave inspires followers. Iraqis join Syrians in heading for Turkey, Europe.

INYT – Emboldened, Iraqis see a chance to flee. Media reports of Syrians reaching Europe prompt hopes of similar success.

BALTIC STATES

Baltic Times – The Kremlin’s Millions, and its support of pro-Russian activists in the Baltics.With one hand, Kremlin strangles non-governmental organizations in Russia. With another, it generously supports the defenders of its interests in the Baltics.

FRANCE

Le MondeIncome tax will now concern only 46% of households. Mr Hollande confirmed, on Monday 7 September, €2 billion in income tax cuts, expected to benefit 8 million households.

Les EchosFessenheim: a promise which cannot be delivered by Hollande. Ségolène Royal said the power station would close when the new EPR reactor opens in 2018. These statements drew harsh criticism from Ecologists.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ)Schäuble is giving refugee crisis “absolute priority.” However, the Federal Finance Minister says he wants to avoid creating new debts, if possible.

Suedeutsche Zeitung Turkish army to enter Iraq. The Kurdish conflict is escalating: in response to a number of terrorist attacks by the PKK, Ankara has decided to send two battalions into the neighbouring country. PM Ahmet Davutoğlu promised the rebels would be “wiped out.”

ITALY

La RepubblicaRenzi addresses his party: “Let’s pass the reforms.” Before October 15th, Senators will have to approve, or not, the decrees on the Senate’s reform and on civil unions.

Il Sole 24 OreBeijing and the European GDP give wings to stock markets. Shanghai stock market is back up at +2.9%, pushed back up by the purchases made by government owned funds. News of the EU GDP, better than expected, has also contributed to positive outcomes. Milan closes at +1.5%, New York at 2.5%

NETHERLANDS

De Telegraaf – Dutch airforce to get new Chinook helicopters. The defence ministry is buying 14 new Chinook F transport helicopters to replace its aging fleet of 11 Chinook Ds. In addition, the six relatively new Chinook Fs already being flown by the airforce will most likely be given a face-lift. A decision on this will be made later this yea

POLAND

Gazeta WyborczaPain treatment shortage. The number of patients needing pain treatment is on the increase. This, however, clashes with a decreasing number of places that cater for their needs. Such specialised outpatient clinics shrank from 220 three years ago to 179 today.

SPAIN

El PaisDozens of companies donated to Convergencia’s foundation. The main companies who won tenders from the Generalitat and city ruled by Mas’ party donated €3 million between 2008 and 2013.

ExpansionThe Spanish Treasury pays for Catalonian bonds. Expiration date for the Generalitat’s €1 billion debt is on 15 September.

UK

The TimesI’m no drug cheat, cries devastated Radcliffe. Sport stunned as athlete attacks MPs with 1,700-word denial.

The GuardianThe “kill list”: drones have been hunting jihadists for months. Unmanned RAF aerial drones armed with Hellfire missiles have been patrolling over Syria for months seeking to target British jihadists on a “kill list” drawn up by senior ministers on the UK national security council shortly after the election.

 

 

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