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19/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC EuropeGerman train attack: Afghan refugee ‘had IS flag in room’.  A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say.  The 17-year-old injured four people from Hong Kong, two critically, in the attack in Wuerzburg on Monday evening. He was shot dead by police as he fled.

FT Europe

US and EU warn Erdoğan to use restraint in sweeping crackdown

Alarm at speed of post-coup detentions. Turkish officials deny overreacting to putsch.

WSJE

SoftBank snares UK chip firm

Japanese group plans $32 billion purchase of ARM Holdings in a bet on Internet of Things.

INYT

Purge grows in Turkey despite calls for restraint

Police officers are fired en masse after extensive arrests of military leaders.

FRANCE

Le Monde 

Nice: great disharmony between political leaders

The Republicans strongly criticised the government’s lack of firmness. Manuel Valls denounces “a demagogic trend.”

Les Echos 

Doctors’ tariffs: an arm wrestling

The French Health Insurance and doctors’ unions are to launch negotiations for three days. The already promised measures represent a total cost of €830 million for the Social Security.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Berlin and Brussels warn Erdoğan against reinstatement of death penalty

Federal government warns against repulsive scenes of arbitrariness and revenge on soldiers.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Europe warns Erdoğan against death penalty

EU foreign affairs ministers threaten the Turkish head of state with consequences, should he make his intention true. This would “mean the end of the accession negotiations” for the federal government.

ITALY

La Repubblica

“Reestablishing death penalty?” The world calls Erdoğan for restraint

Angela Merkel has warned EU accession talks would be suspended if death penalty was to be reinstated.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Stock exchanges and dollar growing: Turkish risk is decreasing

The EU and the US warn Erdoğan: risks on Europe and Nato in case of right violations.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza

Big protest in health sector

All trade unions in the health sector are outraged with the Ministry of Health’s plans of introducing new minimal pays for nurses.

SPAIN

El Pais

Rajoy gains access to government with only 137 PP MPs

Minister Ana Pastor is candidate to the Congress presidency following the agreement made with citizens. Members of the People’s Party still abstain in the vote for the investiture.

Expansion

Banks once again reduce loans for companies

Banks lend money with interest rates between 1.71% and 3.02%, depending on the loan’s size.

UNITED KINGDOM

The Times 

Russia faces Olympic ban as doping scandal grows

State covered up hundreds of positive tests in 30 sports, inquiry finds.

The Guardian

Revealed: The couriers delivering your packages bought online who are paid below the living wage

Britain’s second-biggest parcel company, Hermes, which delivers for John Lewis and other major retailers, is paying some of its couriers at levels below the national living wage.

 

 

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