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24/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EO


BBC EuropeFrance begins to clear ‘Jungle’ camp. More than 1,200 police and officials in France have begun an operation to clear the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais. The camp has been housing at least 7,000 people in squalid conditions. Migrants queued peacefully to be processed, and the first of some 60 coaches that will carry them to refugee centres across France have now left.


Fiscal stimulus gains fans

More investors back government spending as central bank moves fail to ignite growth.


A remote job with free land

Huge response to an ad for work seen as hunger for a sense of community.


Le Monde 

The EU is unable to ratify the free trade agreement with Canada

Failure for the last round of CETA negotiations, the free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada, on Friday 21 October.

Les Echos 

Europe is putting its credibility at stake on the agreement with Canada

Belgium has until tonight to approve the trade agreement between Canada and the EU. The failure of the summit on Thursday with Ottawa would have serious consequences for Europe.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Sigmar Gabriel: Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the SPD candidate for the Federal Presi-dent’s office

Manfred Weber secures CSU support to Angela Merkel for chancellor candidacy.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Scandal law firm from Panama “almost done”

President Varela says that the law firm Mossack Fonseca has no future, and dissociates himself from his confidant Ramón Fonseca. Panama must become a model for honest taxation.


La Repubblica 

Letter from the EU: “budget not approved”

The Italian government is disappointed with the negative reaction from Brussels, which deems its debt excessive.

Il Sole 24 Ore 

House, condominium, furniture: the 2017 bonuses changes

The five year “long” extension starts (but not for all).


Gazeta Wyborcza 

Eviction plan

The Government’s National Housing Programme might deprive pregnant women, unemployed, disabled and pensioners of special protection against the eviction order. The Government plans to remove a catalogue of special care tenants from the new programme.


El Pais 

The PSOE gets Spain out of the crisis and avoids new election

The federal committee approves abstention with 139 votes against 96.


PSOE leaves the way open for Rajoy

The Federal committee approves the abstention in order to facilitate the investiture.



AT&T braced for tough fight in Washington over Time Warner

At least a year of regulatory scrutiny expected. Fears on planned entity’s market clout.

The Times 

Calais erupts in violence as migrant camp closed

Anarchists promise last stand against mass eviction.

The Guardian

Fear for child refugees as Calais camp is broken up

Race to register under-18s before dispersal “chaos”. Two dozen more children arrive in the UK. Activists claim poor planning by France and UK.




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