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




Brussels alerted in 2013 to car emissions tests “discrepancies.”Then Environment Commissioner flagged up problems. EU failed to close loophole.


Oil firms face cash crunch. Amid tumbling prices, spending on new projects and dividends outstrips cash flow.


For many Norwegians, ghosts fill a void. Interest in supernatural grows in some highly secular modern countries.




Le Monde

Regional election: the Socialist Party’s dilemma: help the right or favour the FN. Must they block the road for Marine Le Pen’s party after the first tour of the election? The doubt poisons socialists, six weeks from the vote.


Les Echos

China’s future as a global superpower is at stake. Opening this Monday of the Communist Party’s Fifth Plenum of the Central Committee. The mainlines of the next five-year programme to be decided.




Frankfurter Allgemeine

Europeans against “policy of waving through.” Closer cooperation to deal with the refugee crisis. Seehofer puts Merkel under pressure.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

EU wants more control on Balkan route. Special meeting with the affected countries and Germany on how to better control the flow of refugees. Chancellor Merkel: help for people is a priority.




La Repubblica

Marino’s plan to remain Mayor. Confrontation with the Democratic Party. The current Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, has no desire to resign, although Matteo Renzi has decided to take him away. Speaking to demonstrators, he repeated: “I will not disappoint you.”


Il Sole 24 Ore

Treasury: who saves money with the flat-rate mini-tax? New revenue threshold and discount for a new activity are the modifications made to the flat-rate scheme in the 2016 Stability law.




Gaxeta Wyborcza

PiS takes it all.Mister President, mission accomplished,” the Law and Justice (PiS) Party’s leader Jarosław Kaczyński reported to his late brother Lech after the publication of the elections’ results. PiS will probably be Poland’s first party to be capable of forming a government on its own since 1989.





El Pais

The EU suggests putting refugees in reception centres. Frontex asks for asylum seekers to remain in the first country they enter as a dissuasive measure.


Major banks are interested in Bankia. Acquiring Bankia would make BBVA or Santander leaders on the Spanish market.




The Times

Don’t drag Queen into tax credit row, PM told. Battle with Lords risks constitutional crisis.

The Guardian

Showdown as Lords vote on tax credit cuts. Minister hints at softening of reforms amid Tory fears over political damage.



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