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17/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC EuropeEU push to boost pressure on Russia over bombing. The UK and France are expected to push for strong condemnation of Russia and Syria as EU foreign ministers meet to discuss the war in Syria. The US and UK warned of new sanctions in response to continued air strikes on Aleppo following talks on Sunday.

FT Europe

Trump escalates election rigging claims as Clinton stretches lead.

Gingrich adds voice to tycoon’s accusations. Poll puts Democrat in front by 11 points.

WSJE

Stocks at Risk of Trade Hit.

Rising protectionism, slowing globalisation threaten profits as a long trend is reversed.

INYT

Even Saudi milk relies on oil.

Low crude prices cause widespread upheaval in nation’s economy sectors.

FRANCE

Le Monde

Historic agreement on greenhouse gases.

Following seven years of negotiations, in Kigali on Saturday, 197 countries ratified an agreement to cut the emissions of the most harmful greenhouses gases.

Les Echos 

New threat to life insurance yields.

The supervisory authority demands a further reduction in the remuneration of contracts in euros and warns insurers. Returns have fallen sharply over five years.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine

SPD against intensification of sanctions against Russia.

Annen: an expression of helplessness. Syria talks. Merkel: Defense budget has to increase.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Government is slowing down on consumer protection.

In response to the VW exhaust gas scandal, Justice Minister Maas wanted to make collective claims in Germany possible. The project is void. Greens criticise this as buckling before the car industry.

ITALY

La Repubblica 

Syria, the caliphate takes a hit, symbolic city of Dabiq falls.

Rebels supported by Turkey have taken the city of Dabiq from ISIS in view of a final assault on Mosul.

Il Sole 24 Ore 

VAT: who wins with the new flat tax at 25%?.

Few benefits for people with low income and deductions.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza 

Siblings with corrupt claims

An investigation is pending into the Ministry of Justice’s clerk Marzena K. allegedly siphoning off PLN80 million in reprivatisation compensation from Warsaw Town Hall. In her shady dealings she had the support of lawyers, including her brother Robert Nowaczyk

SPAIN

El Pais 

Women prevent Trump from reaching the White House.

Clinton won 15 points in the polls compared to the Republican candidate thanks to the female vote.

Expansion

Gestamp to go public as a family business.

The Riberas brothers, Francisco and Jon, face the most decisive phase in Gestamp’s history since their father created the group in 1958.

UNITED KINGDOM

The Times 

Hammond clashes with Brexiteers on migrants.

Chancellor fears curbs could harm business.

The Guardian

Irish leaders fear Brexit will bring disaster.

Politicians warn of looming crisis that could hit on both sides of the border.

 

 

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