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26/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeCalais ‘Jungle’: Overnight fires raze parts of migrant camp. Fires have razed parts of the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, as French authorities continue operations to demolish it. At least one gas canister exploded, with one migrant lightly injured. The clearance began on Monday and about 4,000 migrants – out of some 7,000 – have been taken from the squalid camp to shelters around France.

FT Europe

Green energy overtakes coal as biggest source of power capacity

Renewables surge ‘transformational’, says IEA. Costs plunge for solar and onshore wind.


VW signs diesel-emissions deal

US judge approves Volkswagen pact; buybacks of cars with 2-liter engines to start.


Haunted by the ones left behind

Thousands of Canadians enlisted in an unusual mission to help Syrian refugees start new lives.


Le Monde 

Cancer: worrying figures

Le Monde studied official statistics from different French health agencies, between 1980 and 2012, and divided them into age groups.

Les Echos 

The global boom in green energy

Their growth is still accelerating. Nearly one third of electrical capacity will be renewable by 2021.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Human rights organisation accuses Turkey of torture

German politicians worried about accusations by Human Rights Watch and require explanations.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Pension itself is often not enough

Only those who provide early for more will have enough money to retire, the Federal Government warns in its pension report. There is a “considerable risk” for low-income earners.


La Repubblica 

Budget, the EU’s ultimatum

EU says debt targets have not been reached. Renzi argues he will not change.
Il Sole 24 Ore 

Budget: novelties on tax and pensions

Letter from the EU says substantial divergences to be clarified by tomorrow. Renzi threatens to veto the EU budget if aid on migrant is not provided.


Gazeta Wyborcza 

Get out of here Ameer

Ameer Alkhawlany, a PhD student from the Jagiellonian University, says he is to be deported from Poland because he refused to cooperate with the Internal Security Agency (ABW). The Agency sees him as a threat to the country’s security.


El Pais 

Rajoy admits he is weak and promises he will be open to dialogue

The president on duty will be reelected on Saturday during the second vote.


Ferrovial’s business to soar with Heathrow

The airport’s expansion could double the dividends for its Spanish partner.


The Times

Heathrow runway may be built over motorway

Elevated airstrip would be as high as houses. Zac Goldsmith quits in protest at expansion.

The Guardian 

Exclusive: leaked recording reveals what May really thinks about Brexit

Pre-referendum speech warned of business exodus.




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