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21/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeGreece sends ship to house 1,000 migrants after Moria fire. The Greek government is to send a ship to provide accommodation for more than 1,000 migrants after fire destroyed large areas of their camp on the island of Lesbos. Up to 5,000 people fled the blaze at Moria camp, where migrants and refugees have long complained of overcrowding. Greek shipping minister Thodoris Dritsas said families would be given priority on the ship.

FT Europe 

Wells chief savaged in Congress over fake accounts.

Stumpf attacked for blaming staff. Call for criminal probe of “gutless” chief.


A US grocery baron and his robots.

Rick Cohen pitches autonomous bots in a business slow to automate.


Oil decline compounds Venezuela’s pain.

Profits dry up in industry that accounts for half of government revenues.


Le Monde 

Diesel: France is the European leader in terms of dirty cars.

An independent European organisation, Transport & Environment, had a look at polluting emissions from diesel vehicles under real driving conditions.

Les Echos 

CAC40: the decade that changed everything.

The “French jewels” are in excellent financial health, although they are less profitable. They have a war chest of 25 billion euros to invest and make acquisitions.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Outrage over air raid on UN aid convoy in Syria. Many

Many dead and injured. All humanitarian transports suspended. UN SG Ban calls authors cowards.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Hacker attack on German parties.

High-ranking politicians have received several e-mails containing spyware. The government is alarmed and fears that deputies are being spied upon before the elections.


La Repubblica 

A deal has been reached: Italicum will be changed.

The house of representatives has decided to modify the content of electoral law put forward by Matteo Renzi.

Il Sole 24 Ore 

Markets are going “forward slowly”: caution on the rates.

Banks under attack: Milano -1.17%, spread at 130 points.


Gazeta Wyborcza 

In a cyber gang’s web.

No one is safe on the Internet as 327 mutations of virus attacks are infused into the web every minute, according to McAfee Labs researchers. Governments attack one another and cyber-criminals hunt private people.


El Pais 

The King admits before the UN that Spain is in a difficult situation

Felipe IV states before the General Assembly that he is convinced that the country will overcome it thanks to “dialogue and compromise”.


Takeover bid of Telxius to bring 1.5 billion euros to Telefonica.

36% of the operator’s infrastructure subsidiary goes public on 3 October.


The Times 

Britain to crack down on illegal ivory trade.

Dealers must prove antiques are 70 years old.

The Guardian 

Labour acts to halt ‘tsunami’ of online abuse.

Party members face expulsion if they break rules of strict code of conduct.






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