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26/05 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

 

FT Europe

Email findings threaten to hound Clinton through presidential race. Democratic contender caused “security risks.” Conclusions set to fuel concerns over trust.

 

WSJE

Islamic State Faces Twin Attacks. Kurdish-led forces are fighting near Raqqa as Iraqis battle for control of Fallujah. 

 

INYT

Feeling let down and left behind. Fear of inadequate pay and a fraying society lead some to seek an escape.

BBC Europe

French strike hits energy supplies. France is braced for further disruption to its energy supplies as workers at oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports and transport go on strike. But in a sign of the growing pressure on the government, PM Manuel Valls said the labour reforms at the heart of the dispute could be “modified”.

FRANCE

 

Le Monde

French government rules out a compromise with the CGT. Refineries, nuclear plants, SNCF, RATP, civil aviation etc. The conflict spread on Wednesday morning. “We have to continue and we will,” promises PM Manuel Valls, who refuses to remove the El Khomri law. “What is at stake is a clarification between two trade unionion concepts, one protest trade unionism and one trade unionism of responsibility”, explains François Hollande.

Les Echoes

Labour law: Hollande under pressure from his majority. While part of PS MPs wants to discuss again on the text, the executive excludes any setback. Employers are warning about the danger of blockages.

 

GERMANY

 

Frankfurter Allgemeine

No publication today.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

No publication today.

 

ITALY

 

La Repubblica

A chasm among treasures, Florence is wounded. 200 meters of riverbank along the Arno river have collapsed, leaving the city in disarray.

 

Il Sole 24 Ore

ECB ready to accept Greek bonds. Deal with the creditors on Athens’ debt: it will be cut starting from 2018.

 

POLAND

 

Gazeta Wyborcza

No publication today.

 

 

SPAIN

 

El Pais

Rajoy uses the debate on education as an electoral argument.The current president states that the left-wing put education in danger.

Expansion

Sabadell-Popular: failure of the merger attempt. The presidents of the banks met over the past few months.

 

UK

 

The Times

British special forces destroy suicide truck. Missile halts Isis assault on key city in first known Libya combat mission.

 

The Guardian

Khan attacks foreign buyers for leaving ‘gold brick’ flats empty.Mayor reacts to revelations over capital skyscraper. Housing crisis “a legacy of Boris Johnson’s record.” Investors will be urged to fund affordable homes.

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