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20/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeUkraine crisis: ‘No miracles’ at Berlin talks. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said talks with Russian, Ukrainian and French leaders about a stalled Ukraine peace deal “didn’t achieve miracles”. All sides have agreed to draw up a roadmap by the end of November on how to implement the Minsk peace deal.

FT Europe

Saudi bond sale raises $17.5bn to set emerging market record

Kingdom’s debut beats Argentina’s $16.5bn. Issue part of broader shift away from oil.


UK markets get political

Traditional ways of valuing British assets have broken down in the past two weeks.


After loss of village, ISIS moves goal posts

Setbacks in Syria and Iraq prompt a recalibration of timetable for final battle


Le Monde 

French government unable to calm police officers’ anger

Twenty four hours after their impromptu demonstration on the Champs-Elysées, police officers are calling for a silent protest on 26 October.

Les Echos

Employment: executive recruitment in excellent shape

Businesses are increasingly recruiting and the situation is benefitting new graduates. In most cases this is to replace employees who retire or resign.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Berlin: Moscow strategic partner and important neighbour of the EU

Cease-fire in Aleppo. Putin in Berlin.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Merkel speaks about Putin’s brutality in Syria

The Chancellor interprets Russia’s announcement of a truce of several hours in Aleppo as the ultimate call to civilian population to leave contested territories.


La Repubblica 

Struggle between Italy and EU on budget

Europe is getting ready to oppose the budget proposed by Italy. Renzi refuses to change it.

Il Sole 24 Ore 

VAT, field studies and voluntary: the novelties of the fiscal decree

Renzi: EU procedure against who does not welcome migrants.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Toyota makes strong entry with hybrid

Toyota will produce new petrol engines and gears for hybrid cars in Poland. With this PLN650 million investment, the company will import state-of-the-art automotive technologies into Poland.


El Pais 

A violent group prevents a debate in Madrid University

Felipe Gonzalez and Juan Luis Cebrian had to stop the session after a campaign by Podemos.


Santander’s offensive in pension plans

Santander launches a pension plan campaign which includes, for the first time, cash bonuses for the parties.


The Times 

May accused of cover-up over abuse inquiry chief

PM knew about Goddard fears but did nothing

The Guardian

UK Muslims to go it alone with rival terror prevention strategy

British Muslims plan alternative Prevent scheme




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