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28/08 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC Europe Turkey coup attempt: Dozens of media outlets shut. The Turkish authorities have announced the closure of dozens of media organisations, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July. Three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 45 papers and 15 magazines will be shut.
Separately, nearly 1,700 members of the armed forces – including 149 generals and admirals – have been discharged

FT Europe

Fed keeps door open to prospect of second rate rise by end of year

Fed funds target range left unchanged. Short-term risks to economy seen diminishing.


Terror Roils Continental Leaders

Germany’s Merkel and France’s Hollande face criticism after string of deadly attacks.


Assessing the toll of terrorism

From life’s tapestry, 247 threads cut short in 8 attacks over 2 weeks.


Le Monde

IS strikes a new symbol: the Church

The murder of a priest during mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday 26 July has been claimed by the Islamic State.
Les Echos

The 7 challenges of EDF’s nuclear gamble in UK

The firm’s board will vote on Thursday on the Hinkley Point’s EPR in UK. This nuclear power plant project of 18 billion pounds raises serious concerns.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Perpetrator of Munich terror act was a racist with right-wing extremist worldview

Security circles: hatred of Turks and Arabs. Gauck and Merkel at the memorial service.
Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Brussels sees the rule of law in jeopardy in Poland

For the first time in the history of the EU, the European Commission threatens a country with the withdrawal of its membership rights. The national Conservative Government has now three months to change course.


La Repubblica 

Pope Francis: “This is a war but not a religious one”, French churches: “protect us!”

After the attack in Rouen, the Pope expressed his pain: “The faithful want peace.”
Il Sole 24 Ore 

The ECB sheds light on MPS, there’s the plan for Atlante 2

The fund will buy NPL up to 32%, ceiling on 5 billion.


Gazeta Wyborcza 

Rule of law must be respected

Brussels has not got deceived by the Government. The European Commission has given Poland a three-month time for resolving problems related to the Constitutional Tribunal (TK). The persistence of the Law and Justice (PiS) Government weakens the voice of Poland in the European Union.


El Pais 

Catalonia regional parliament approves unlawful secession without negotiation

Junts pel Si and CUP approve the conclusions of the constituent commission. The vote goes against a previous resolution by the Constitutional Court.

Endesa acquires Enel’s renewable energy companies in Spain

Endesa pays 1.2 billion euros for a 60% stake of Enel Green Power, in which it already had a 40% stake.


The Times 

Scientists create the first drug to halt Alzheimer’s

A drug has stopped brain deterioration in Alzheimer’s patients for the first time, scientists announced yesterday.
The Guardian

UK economy begins to feel Brexit tremors

Action likely from Treasury and Bank as Hammond warns of slowdown.
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