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16/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES 

FTYellen signals rate rise this year as economy shakes off crisis “trauma.” Fed chair says US heading for full employment. Growth expected to accelerate.

WSJESamsung makes push before vote. Holders weigh merger in test of Lee family control.

INYTIranians eager to get back in business. Despite sanctions relief, nation faces long path to opening its economy.

FRANCE

Le MondeTsipras defends controversial agreement in front of the Greek parliament. Alexis Tsipras was to have a series of reforms voted by the Parliament on Wednesday evening. The right wing votes were supposed to compensate for the no votes from the left.

Les EchosTaxes: what CAC 40 groups are charged. French large companies’ taxes increased by 1% at a global level in 2014. Cautious about their reputation, they are more careful regarding tax-optimisation.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ)  – Auschwitz survivors welcome sentence for former SS man. Oskar Gröning was sentenced to four years in prison for complicity in murder in 300,000 cases.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungAthens needs €100 billion. Greece’s financial problems are growing: the original estimated €86 billion are far below what the country actually needs, the creditors have reckoned.

ITALY

La RepubblicaGreece’s Parliament accepts Europe’s plan for reform. Reforms for a new bailout were approved by the Greek Parliament yesterday. Syriza is split in two with 40 MP’s defying leader Alexis Tsipras and voting against the plan.

Il Sole 24 Ore – Greece chooses Europe. The Greek parliament has approved the reform plan proposed by Europe in order to receive a third bailout. Half the PM’s party, Syriza, voted against it.

POLAND

GazetaTriple agent shakes Poland. Marek Falenta, the main suspect in the tapping scandal in Poland, has cooperated with three special services: the Internal Security Agency (ABW), the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBŚ). The services, however, had no idea that they cooperated with the businessman at the same time.

SPAIN

El PaisTsipras saves the bailout plan despite his party’s rebellion. The agreement receives the majority support in the midst of huge tension in the streets.

ExpansionUrgent €7 billion loan for Greece. The EU is planning a loan to prevent outstanding debt before the third bailout is approved.

UK

The TimesShock poll puts Corbyn on course to lead Labour. Jeremy Corbyn, the radical left-wing MP, is on course to win the Labour party leadership race, according to leaked private polling.

The GuardianHospital consultants face ultimatum. Britain’s medical consultants are to be told by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, that a new weekend working contract will be imposed on them unless they agree to sweeping changes within six weeks.

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