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15/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FTEuropean oil groups extend deals in Russia despite EU sanctions. Links with Rosneft and Gazrpom strengthened. US companies said to be at disadvantage.

WSJE  – Greek talks with lenders break down. Talks between Greece and its European creditors broke down over the weekend after the two sides failed to bridge major differences, leaving it to eurozone finance ministers to make a final push to reach a deal to avert a Greek default.

INYTFor Magna Carta, celebration and doubt. On its 800th birthday, scholars debate charter’s role in path of democracy.

FRANCE

Le MondeEurope prepares for Greece’s default. At the block of the negotiations between Greece and its creditors, the euro area leaders prepare for the worst case scenario.

Les EchosMortgage loans: why the rates are going up again. Some banks have announced 0.1 to 0.3 point rises. The window to renegotiate existing loans is closing.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ)Baltic states and Poland pleased with US defence projects in Europe. The US is considering stationing permanently heavy weapons for 3,000 to 5,000 troops in Eastern European NATO member states to reassure its allies and dissuade Russia.

Suedeutsche ZeitungNew cut proposals for Athens. While international creditors are proposing cuts in the defence budget, Athens is urging to extend the aid programme. Greece will not be rescued at any price, said Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel.

ITALY

La RepubblicaMigrants: Renzi goes on the offensive and urges the EU to propose a new plan. Conflict between France and Italy in Ventimiglia where migrants get on the train to France before being sent back by French authorities in Italy.

Il Sole 24 OreCo-property reform: proxy-vote and spending issues. Within two years the co-property reform will enter into force, the limits of proxy-vote and the governance of the economic crisis are amongst the contentious points.

POLAND

GazetaUS army marches towards Poland. The US will establish bases for its heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe. Up to 5,000 soldiers will be available any time. This is a fundamental change in the US and NATO’s policy.

SPAIN

El PaisBusinessmen from Catalogn ask Rajoy to move forward the elections’ date. They consider this is the best way to counter Mas’ sovereign plan.

Expnsion – Wave of recruitments in the investment banks agencies. N+1, Arcano, Altamar and Fidentis strengthen themselves to face economic recovery.

UK

The TimesIsis internet agents lured teenage British bomber. Youngest suicide mission assassin was turned in months, family warns.

The GuardianLives at risk in NHS eating disorder crisis. Experts warn service struggling to cope as patients face critical delays.

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