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22/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FT Europe‘Brits don’t quit’. Cameron’s final appeal on EU vote. Poll of Polls puts ‘Leave ahead 45/44.

WSJE – ‘Brexit’ vote will change Europe no matter the outcome. Britain’s EU referendum, whatever the outcome, will bring change to Europe, calling into question the march toward closer ties and “total integration.”

INYTIn vote, Cameron faces problems of his own making. Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain promised an in-or-out referendum on the European Union to solve a short-term political problem. The consequences could be enormous.

BBC EuropeBrussels terror alert: Fake suicide belt found.  A man arrested amid an anti-terror operation at a shopping centre in Brussels was wearing a fake suicide belt containing salt and biscuits, the city’s prosecutor’s office says. The man called police earlier in the morning claiming to have been abducted and made to wear an explosive belt.

FRANCE

Le Monde‘Labour law’: Thursday’s demonstration in Paris is banned. The prefecture of police announced the banning of the demonstration invoking ‘security reasons’.

Les Echos – Protest ban: Cazeneuve receives Martinez and Mailly. The prohibition of the Paris demonstration against the labor law provokes an outcry among unions. CGT and FO leaders are received at the Interior Ministry.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine – Who is really behind Volkswagen.  They are teachers, diamond dealers and journalists: The members of the Volkswagen-Porsche and Piëch families are also interested but not only in cars. Today, however, they should: It’s the AGM.

Süddeutsche Zeitung – Austria and the election challenge – “The sloppiness is prohibitive”. Was the presidential election rigged? Since last Monday 94 witnesses have been interviewed. Some statements are incredible.

ITALY

La Repubblica – Cassation, yes to the adoption of stepchildren in special cases. Confirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Rome the OK to the adoption of a child sought by the mother’s partner.

Il Sole 24 OreStock Exchange cautious in advance of UK referendum. Investors still seem likely to bet on a failure of the referendumm. With caution, as the latest polls still show a narrow gap between the two sides, with a slight edge in favor of the ‘Remain ».

POLAND

Gazeta WyborczaUK: Agitation at the finish of the campaign. Europe is not perfect, but it is the better of two worlds – argued yesterday Prime Minister David Cameron.

SPAIN

El Pais“It’s useless to vote for Rajoy and it’s useless to vote for Iglesias”. Socialist candidate Pedro Sánchez argues that his party will play a major role after Sunday’s election despite polls showing him fall to third place.

UK

The TimesFTSE chiefs join forces in huge vote for ‘Remain’. Don’t risk jobs, warn 1,300 business leaders. The bosses of more than half of Britain’s largest companies are urging voters to back Remain in the biggest endorsement from the business world to date.

The GuardianCameron: I will accept the instructions of the British people. Cameron reacts strongly to a suggestion that the UK risks tying itself to a dying institution.

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