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25/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC Europe – Calais: ‘Jungle’ camp demolition set to begin. France is set to begin the next stage of its clearance of the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, sending in teams to dismantle its structures. More than 2,300 migrants left the camp voluntarily on Monday, taken on buses to reception areas across France.

FT Europe 

Western resistance to China blocks $40bn of acquisitions

Competition and security cause concern. New obstacles for Syngenta and Aixtron deals.


France moves migrants from camp

Authorities transfer nearly 2,000 from Calais to other regions; At least 5,000 remain.


Another creeping Russian border

Moscow has inched in on Georgia as it has on other neighbouring nations.


Le Monde 

Why Marine Le Pen remains deeply rooted in the far right

“Le Monde” analyses the speech delivered in Fréjus by the National Front president, which sets out her programme for the presidential campaign. Her text follows the traditional principles of nationalism.

Les Echos

Budget: the savings we dare not make

Launched two years ago, the “expenditure review” has resulted, for the moment, in bitter failure. However, nearly two-thirds of French people are asking for a reduction in public spending.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Free trade agreement Ceta threatens to fail on Wallonia’s veto

Belgium’s Prime Minister Michel angry. Elmar Brok: No viable state.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Belgium stops Ceta agreement

Wallonia breaks up the trade pact with Canada due to concerns about social standards. The EU Commission wants to find a solution by the end of the year and fears for its credibility.


La Repubblica

Migrants: Record arrivals. Interior Ministry: “At the edge of collapse”

The government sounds the alarm over hosting capacity while a record number of migrants have been taken in Italy.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Fiscal amnesty: how much can you save?

More benefits on outstanding debts – Discount on fines up to one-third of the total.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Politics on graves

Military Police visits families of the Smolensk airplane crash’s victims to inform them about a planned exhumation of their relatives’ bodies. Desperate families write a dramatic letter to people of good will and bishops asking them for help. The bishops remain silent.


El Pais

The EU tries to clean marks of its largest exodus

France has started the dismantling of Europe’s biggest migrant camp in Calais, come to symbolise an area.


Ignacio Martin, Gamesa president: “Gamesa-Siemens to be global leader in wind sector”.

Gamesa is about to reach the biggest milestone in its history.


The Times

Britain takes hundreds more child migrants

Evacuation of Calais camp sparks violence.

The Guardian

Councils resist pressure to take children from Calais

One in four authorities refuse to accept refugees.




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