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29/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

eu-flag  European Headlines


financial times europe

Glencore shares routed as fears grow over commodities prices. Equity value could be wiped out, warns Investec. Glasenbergstake falls below £1 billion.



Glencore shares plummet. Stock collapses despite effort to bolster confidence; worry about debt.

For many, Germany’s doors stay closed. Fleeing poverty, not war, asylum seekers often find only a ticket back to home.


drapeau france  France


le monde

Catalonia: separatists win the election, but no plebiscite. The separatist list came first in the regional election in Catalonia with 62 MPs, 39.6% of the votes and a record participation (77.4%).

Volkswagen: investigation on the origins of a disaster. Overview of the US saga that provoked the world leader’s collapse. The group’s bank in turmoil.


drapeau allemagne   Germany


frankfurter allgemeine zeitung

Obama and Putin at odds over fighting IS. The two Presidents have differing views on the role of Syrian leader Assad.


Winterkorn suspected of fraud. Public prosecution department investigates long-standing VW head.


drapeau italie  Italy


repubblica [la]

Obama and Putin discuss Syrian options, Italian shot by Islamists in Bangladesh. Ninety minutes of face-to-face dialogue between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, described as tense, seem to have produced some result, with Putin suggesting an agreement had been found to combat IS together.



Volkswagen former CEO under investigation, stock price keeps plummeting. Judges in Germany have started an investigation for fraud against Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of Volkswagen, whose company has been accused of cheating on emissions test for its cars. The company’s stock lost 7.5% yesterday as the specter of a worldwide class action lawsuit looms.  Poland


gazeta wyborcza

CIT and billions disappeared. The European Commission’s report indicates CIT tax dodgers in Poland might drain some PLN 46 billion from the state budget. Foreign corporations, mostly, employ such optimisation methods.



drapeau Espagne  Spain


país [el]

Rajoy and Mas don’t change positions after the electoral duel.The President proposes dialogue with no new proposals and Mas considers legitimate to carry on.


expansión (spain)

Entrepreneurs chose dialogue for Catalonia. Goirigolzarri, Bonet and Freito demand that the region stays in Spain.


drapeau UK  UK


Mars: the wet planet. Discovery of running water raises hope of alien life.

Corbyn: British values are my driving force. Labour leader to deliver riposte to anthem critics. Vow to aim for equality and kinder politics

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