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22/08 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

Financial Times EuropeAlphabet and Berkshire boards targeted over veteran directors. Companies head list of 800 in lobbyists’ sights; Push to replace long-serving members.

Wall Street Journal EuropeBombing kills dozens in Turkey. President Erdoğan blames Islamic State for attack on wedding party in Southeast.

International New York Times – Weighing the value of Rio’s Games. Experts say city achieved many long-overdue goals despite the high price tag.

FRANCE

Le Monde – Socialist Party: Hollande’s opponents go on the offensive. Arnaud Montebourg is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidential election. He will first compete with Benoit Hamon in the PS primary.

Les Echos – Taxes: François Hollande’s last round. The President has his back against the wall for his last rentrée. While the race to the Elysée is speeding up, he has promised tax cuts for SMEs.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – Horror after attack on wedding party in Turkey. More than 50 dead. Gauck: united in grief. Erdogan: suicide bomber was a child.

Süddeutsche Zeitung –  Child allegedly perpetrated attack in Turkey. 51 people died in suicide attack on wedding party – Erdoğan blames ISIS. His government wants to get more involved in Syria.

ITALY
La Repubblica – Three person summit, post-Brexit Europe should be refounded. Merkel, Hollande and Renzi will meet on the Garibaldi aircraft carrier. One thing is sure: “let’s keep pushing forwards”.

Il Sole 24 Ore – In the regions’ balance, a “red” of 33 billion. From Piedmont to Sicily, the map of the super-deficit.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza –  Getting at the Opposition. The Law and Justice prepares for a clash with the Civic Platform this Autumn. It wants to disgrace the Opposition party and its politicians by disclosing behind-the-scenes of financial and political scandals from the past and also in course of investigations involving top PO politicians.

SPAIN

El Pais –  The PSOE agree to review its position on a new investiture not before next October. Regional leaders opposed to Pedro Sanchez agree to abstain from voting, but not now.

Expansion – Banking sector puts its first assets on the digital market. Key directors of the main Spanish banks will encourage the move.

UNITED KINGDOM

The Times –  Teenagers struck by depression ‘epidemic’. Third of middle-class girls suffering distress.

The Guardian – White men keep control of NHS. Study says just 2% of trusts have non-white chairs.

 

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