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13/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe

Rate-rise prospects fade further as Fed policymaker urges caution

Brainard cites doggedly low inflation. Comments come amid divisions on FOMC.


Policy fears bring higher bond yields

Bond markets are on the move again.


Turn from marriage transforming China

With women exploring new options, families and finances are changed.


Le Monde

Alstom: Hollande fears another Florange

An emergency meeting was held at the Elysée Palace after Alstom announced the phasing out of the production of locomotives in Belfort.

Les Echos

Alstom: Hollande’s very political promise

The president enacted a general mobilisation to preserve the Belfort site. Pressure will be high on the SNCF.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Presidential Election in Austria postponed to December 4

Tampered absentee ballots. FPÖ demands immediate change in the electoral law.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Kleber fails – election postponed

New disgrace in the presidential election in Austria: citizens can vote only from December on because envelopes aren’t sealed properly.


La Repubblica 

Growing employment and a deal with unions on pensions

Bersani has declared he would vote against Italicum while M5S is revolting against Di Maio due to too many mistakes.

Il Sole 24 Ore 

Stock exchanges and rates: markets under pressure

Milan (-1.84%) the worst in Europe: the pressure on bank increases, spotlight on MPS and UniCredit.


Gazeta Wyborcza 

Government places Poland at the EU siding

Europe talks the Law and Justice (PiS) authorities into making concessions over the Constitutional Tribunal crisis but the main instrument of the EU and the Council of Europe – putting PiS to shame – does not work for them.


El Pais

Pastor helps government protect Guindos

The Congress president has prevented the Economy minister to give explanations on the Soria case before the Congress.


Caixa and Repsol conclude with GIP power within Gas Natural

The funds will pay EUR 3.8 billion for a 20% stake in the gas company and will appoint a new vice-president.


The Times 

Cameron quits politics with parting shot at May

Ex-prime minister wants freedom to speak out on school reforms.

The Guardian 

West Ham demand police presence at new ground

“The way it’s going someone will be seriously hurt.”





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