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28/10 – today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeNato chief says alliance ‘does not want new Cold War’. Nato is not seeking confrontation with Russia and does not want another Cold War, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has told the BBC. The planned deployment of 4,000 extra troops to eastern Europe aims to prevent, not provoke conflict, he said. Despite current tensions, the military alliance does not see Russia as a threat, he added

FT Europe

Deutsche Bank’s swing to profit eases pressure amid turbulence

Chief Cryan warns challenges loom. $14bn US demand ‘overshadows’ restructuring.


Inflation fear fuels a bond rout

Selloff suggests investors expect a sea change in markets.


Weapons that kill on their own

American strategy focused on artificial intelligence raises questions of control.


Le Monde 

Biodiversity: 58% of vertebrates have disappeared over the past 40 years

Ecosystems have never been so endangered before, according to a study published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on 27 October.

Les Echos 

How the Obama era has changed the United States

A more dynamic economy, a more fractured society, a paralysed political system. D-10: Hillary Clinton very close to victory.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Moscow denies responsibility for lethal attack on Syrian school

At least 22 students killed. UN Coordinator: War is becoming more and more reckless.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Open road for CETA trade pact with Canada

Following complicated talks, Belgium’s government has cleared Wallonia’s reservations against the Ceta agreement and agreed to make some concessions. EU President Tusk is relieved.


La Repubblica 

Earthquake leads to waves of displaced people

The shaking destroyed houses and buildings, displacing thousands of people.

Il Sole 24 Ore 

Padoan to the EU: target reached for migrants and earthquake without expenses

Renzi: 4 earthquakes in seven years, let’s see if Brussels changes its mind.


Gazeta Wyborcza 

Poland loses friends in Europe

After Poland broke talks on the delivery of Caracal helicopters from France, Paris cooled down its relations with Warsaw. Cancelling the Weimar Triangle is only the beginning.


El Pais

Rajoy attends PSOE’s first session and does not get approval

The candidate did not manage to reach an investiture and has to wait until tomorrow.


Telefonica cuts dividend and debt

The company will reduce the payment to EUR 0.55 a share in 2016 and EUR 0.40 in 2017.


The Times

Last-ditch No 10 pledge kept Nissan in Britain

Carmaker will be shielded from Brexit costs.

The Guardian 

Nissan pledge hands Brexit boost to May

PM denies sweetheart deal to secure future of car plant in Sunderland.




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