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27/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC Europe Italy earthquakes: Bad weather hampers rescue efforts. Bad weather has been hampering rescue efforts in central Italy after two strong earthquakes damaged buildings and injured dozens of people. Hundreds of residents spent the night in cars and emergency shelters after Wednesday’s quakes, but officials said the situation was not “catastrophic”. No deaths have been reported. Historic buildings have collapsed, and one mayor said his town was “finished”.

FT Europe

Bank of England quizzes British lenders on exposure to Deutsche

Data on Monte dei Paschi also sought. Growing unease over European financial sector.

WSJE

How the GOP crashed its party

Trump seized on Republicans’ failure to change enough to accommodate four decades of newcomers?

INYT

Chinas “ecological migrants”

Residents are struggling as Beijing resettles people from distressed lands

FRANCE

Le Monde 

CETA’s failure forces Europe to rethink its functioning

The free trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA), whose ratification on Thursday 27 October seems uncertain, is already considered a political setback.

Les Echos 

How Apple prepares its rebound

The company in Cupertino sees a decline in sales for the first time in fifteen years. It is betting on a recovery through the iPhone 7 and prepares the revamping of its computer range.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Federal government wants to better protect residents against noises from railway tracks

No loud freight cars from December 2020 onwards. Pressure on companies.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Hope for the French economy

Less unemployed, more investment: After a long crisis, the French neighbour is experiencing a slight upturn. President Hollande is already speaking of a turnaround, but remains highly unpopular.

ITALY

La Repubblica

Central Italy, never-ending earthquakes

The earth shakes twice, buildings collapse, several injured and one dead.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Pensions: All the rules to ask for the advance

Costs will be set by decree.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza

Ramming into junior high schools

Prime Minister Beata Szydło made it clear that the education reform would be implemented as planned starting from 2017. This is happening regardless of protests staged by teachers, parents, local Self-Government, school principals and also Law and Justice party members.

SPAIN

El Pais 

Rajoy commits to govern before the Congress

The president states that he will have to look for majorities every day in order to grant stability.

Expansion

Rajoy: Pacts on pensions, education and Catalonia

Mariano Rajoy, yesterday stretched out the hand to PSOE and Ciudadanos in order to develop agreements regarding the “big challenges”.

UNITED KINGDOM

The Times 

Heathrow overvalued by £86bn

Buried government figures reveal benefit to economy was vastly exaggerated.

The Guardian

May under fire for secret talk on Brexit fears

Condemnation from UK and abroad over failure to air concerns in public.

 

 

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