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20/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeTurkey coup attempt: Crackdown toll passes 50,000.  More than 50,000 people have been rounded up, sacked or suspended from their jobs by Turkey’s government in the wake of last week’s failed coup. The purge of those deemed disloyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan widened on Tuesday to include teachers, university deans and the media. The government says they are allied to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies claims he directed the uprising.

FT Europe 

Tension rise as Turkey steps up push for US to return cleric it accuses of plot

Tensions between the US and Turkey hit a post-coup high yesterday over a Pennsylvania-based cleric Ankara accuses of masterminding the failed putsch, as a crackdown on alleged sympathisers tore through the nation.


Turkey widens hunt for suspects

Erdoğan urges Obama to hand over cleric as purges of his alleged followers snag teachers.


Trump looks to Nixon as convention role model

Allies portray candidate as heir to ex-President’s law-and-order message.


Le Monde

State of emergency, political competition is at stake

The French government submitted to the Parliament, on Tuesday 19 July, a new extension of the state of emergency for at least six months.

Les Echos

The report which denounces businesses’ fiscal jungle

The Court of Auditors details the 230 taxes and contributions paid by companies. Their collection costs the State up to €5.2 billion each year and makes life difficult for companies.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Train killer had Islamist motives

Bavarian Home Affairs Minister says there has been no contact with “Islamic State.” Terrorist organisation claims the attackers was a soldier of the IS.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Train killer shouted “Allahu Akbar”

The 17-year-old Afghan who injured five people with ax and knife acted for political reasons according to investigators: the perpetrator wanted to take revenge on unbelievers.


La Repubblica 

Vengeance in Turkey, 50 000 people suspended or arrested

After the failed coup d’état last Friday, the purge continues in Turkey. Professors and imams are now being targeted.

Il Sole 24 Ore

“Bail-in legitimate, as derogations”

Banks suffer in stock exchanges, and then recover. Milan: -0.53%.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Government’s select special services

Government plans to raise pays for officers of chosen special services. Officers of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA), the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Services will get the biggest pay rises that police officers and soldiers can only dream of.


El Pais 

Spanish nationalists pave the way for a new government led by Rajoy

Ana Pastor wins against Patxi Lopez with the help of Convergencia, PNV and ERC. The PP wins 10 unexpected extra votes thanks to its pact with Ciudadanos. The PSOE asks for explanations on the possible agreement between sovereigntists parties.


Inditex moves forward in mobile phone payments

The company becomes the first textile group to offer the service to its customers.



The Times 

Labour feud over Corbyn rival’s past as lobbyist

Leader’s team brands Smith a “Blair-lite turncoat.”

The Guardian

IMF slashes forecast for UK growth after Brexit decision

The IMF has slashed its forecast for UK growth next year, after warning that the decision to leave the EU had damaged the British economy’s short-term prospects.




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