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26/08 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe

EU opens fresh front on US tech with move against search engines

Brussels proposes fees for news groups’ content; critics cite failed Germany and Spain levy.


FED missteps fuel disillusion

Failure to foresee crisis, and struggles since, have fostered populism and distrust of institutions.


Trump’s baffling view of black America

Many says their lives bear little resemblance to the way he describes them.


Le Monde

Turkish army’s operation in Syria marks turning point in war

The Turkish army’s rapid attack in Syria, on Wednesday 24 August, has allowed to retake the city of Jarabulus from the Islamic State.

Les Echos

Reforms: Macron’s message to Hollande

Interview of the Economy minister, exactly two years after he took office. Late September, he will propose a “transformation plan for the country” but remains secretive on his future within the government.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

SPD politicians campaign for tax cuts

Thomas Oppermann: top rate applies too early. Stephan Weil: middle class must be relieved.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Poison gas on Syrian villages

Three years ago, Assad pledged to destroy all chemical weapons, but a UN report now shows: both the forces of the dictator and IS terrorists use chlorine or mustard gas.


La Repubblica


Other tremors and collapses in the devastated areas. More than 250 dead. Rescue operations continue, 215 people found. Amatrice: earthquake resistant funds lost by errors of the Municipality and the Region. Investigation of justice. Renzi: a prevention plan.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Public sector managers: first yes to the reform. 30% of the assignments go to the “top” managers

€1 bn of savings made from the Madia bill.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Horrible diet in hospitals

The Ombudsman Adam Bodnar sends a letter to the Minister of Health to alarm him of the fact that every fifth patient in Polish hospitals is poorly nourished. This significantly hampers a medical treatment but the hospitals’ authorities neglect the problem due to financial problems.


El Pais

Amatrice earthquake put Renzi’s management to the test

Italy declares state of emergency. More than 250 dead, including one Spanish woman.


Spain grows at a good pace

Its GDP presents four consecutive quarters with a 0.8% growth.


The Times 

Poles are now Britain’s biggest migrant group

Indians overtaken as EU nationals in UK top 3 million for first time.

The Guardian

Revealed: cuts plan to fight NHS deficit

Closures considered as research finds service faces £20bn funding shortfall.




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