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26/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FTAthens handed ultimatum as EU leaders ready “plan B.” Brussels poised to ring-fence Greece. Officials say situation looks “bleak.”

WSJEGreek drama extends to weekend. Any potential deal on new bailout funds for Greece was put off until the weekend, as both Athens and its creditors bet that an impending payment deadline would force the other side to make extra concessions.

INYTCourt backs Obama’s health law. Justices give vindication to President by allowing subsidies for insurance.

FRANCE

Le MondeEurope is torn over migrant quotas. The heads of government of the 28 EU member states are gathering to try to answer the problem of the influx of migrants on Thursday and Friday.

Les EchosWhy the war between taxis and Uber shakes France. The mass mobilisation of taxis drivers degenerated on Thursday in Paris and in the rest of France. Public authorities seem powerless to finding a rapid solution to the crisis.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ)Little hope remains in reaching a rapid agreement on the Greek debt. Eurozone Finance ministers did not manage to reach an agreement with the Greek government on Thursday night. Athens has not done the necessary efforts, says Angela Merkel. A new Eurogroup meeting is scheduled for tomorrow.

Suedeutsche ZeitungKindergarten arbitration failed. Teachers and social workers are not satisfied with the proposed pay rise. Now union members must vote, as employers refuse renegotiations.

ITALY

La RepubblicaYes to Education reform, Senate votes amid protests. Education reform was passed amid protests in the Senate today, with tensions both inside and outside of the Chamber. The bill now goes to Parliament for final approval, starting July 7th.

Il Sole 24 OreGovernment reimbursement for pensions – allowances recalculated. Following a decision by the Constitutional Council yesterday, pensioners whose pensions are equal to €1500 will receive payments of €796 from the government. These payments will be made on August 1st. In case of death, relatives will be able to claim the benefits.

POLAND

Gazeta – Paying fields will stay school’s property and public parks – city’s. On Thursday, the Parliament decided that hospitals, squares, playing fields and public buildings in Warsaw would not be restored to their former owners or their inheritors.

SPAIN

El PaisChaves and Griñan enabled the implementation of an illegal and arbitrary aid plan. The judge does not appreciate the former president’s illegal increase in wealth. Chaves renounces to his seat within the Congress after his accusation.

ExpansionFCC cuts debt to go back to dividend. The group, which stopped paying dividend in 2012 due to financial losses, forecasts its recovery in 2016.

UK

The TimesAthens handed ultimatum as EU leaders ready “plan B.” Brussels poised to ring-fence Greece. Officials say situation looks “bleak.”

The GuardianGreek drama extends to weekend. Any potential deal on new bailout funds for Greece was put off until the weekend, as both Athens and its creditors bet that an impending payment deadline would force the other side to make extra concessions.

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