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10/11 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FTSaudi eye first global debt rising as oil dip takes toll. Kingdom’s public finances suffer. Yemen campaign adds to strains.

WSJECameron to present UK’s wish list to EU. To stay or not to stay: British Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the confederation of British Industry conference in London on Monday, a day before he was to outline his demands for changes to the UK’s membership in the EU. He warned that the UK would question its commitment if rebuffed.

INYTSinai group could bring backlash on ISIS. Suspected attack on jet appears to deviate from tactics in Syria and Iraq.

BBC  – David Cameron sets out EU reform goals. David Cameron has outlined his goals for reforming the UK’s membership of the EU, saying they will be difficult, but not impossible, to achieve. He said Britain faced the biggest decision of “our lifetimes” in an in/out referendum promised before the end of 2017.

FRANCE

Le MondeVW, the culture of fear at the heart of the scandal. According to Sunday’s “Bild”, Volkswagen technicians admitted having rigged the CO2 tests of some vehicles.

Les Echos –  – Emmanuel Macron launches the second Act. Economy minister’s draft bill will be introduced in January before the Council of Ministers. He plans to create “French style pension schemes” and review the independent worker’s status.

GERMANY

Frankfurter AllgemeineCDU wants restrictions on family reunification. Merkel voices de Maizière her confidence. SPD criticises “chaos” in the CDU.

Suedeutsche ZeitungCDU force Merkel to a course correction. The party leadership supports Interior Minister de Maizière in his endeavour to restrict family reunification for Syrian refugees. However, the SPD sees no need for action.

ITALY

La Repubblica“State-sponsored doping. Russia must leave the Olympics.” Putin: “it’s a plot.” The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued a blistering report recommending banning Russia from all competitions during the next Olympics, because of anti-doping failure and corruption that involves the Russian secret services.

Il Sole 24 OreTreasury: controls on ex-executives are valid. The Court of Cassation has decided to validate the tax assessments made by the Tax Revenue Agency on 800 ex-executives.

POLAND

Gazeta WyborczaPiS and the Government. President of PiS Jarosław Kaczyński and a candidate to the office of Prime Minister of Poland Beata Szydło presented ministers of the new Government yesterday. Its composition shows that PM Szydło will have only few trusted people in it as the main offices go to Mr Kaczyński’s people – Antoni Macierewicz, Zbigniew Ziobro and Mariusz Kamiński.

SPAIN

El Pais Half of Catalonia breaks away from Spanish democracy. The Parliament approved the declaration of secession with a nine-vote difference. Laws will complete the independence process within one month. Rajoy to meet Sanchez today, before resorting to the Constitutional Court.

ExpansionGovernment vs. secessionist challenge. Rajoy will bring the rupture declaration approved by regional Parliaments to the Constitutional Court.

UK

The TimesLondon Olympics were “sabotaged” by Russians. Huge state-sponsored doping programme revealed.

The GuardianAthletics in crisis over Russia claims. State sponsored doping “sabotaged London Games” says shock report. Call for ban from Olympics over Moscow’s “cheating culture.”

 

 

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