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30/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU
EUROPEAN HEADLINES
FT Fed leaves options open on when to pull rates trigger.Steady course for increase this year but more evidence sought on recovery
WSJE – Fed drops careful hints on rate rise.Federal Reserve officials face a conflict as they decide whether to raise short-term interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade: they are making progress on one of their goals for the economy but very little on the other.
INYT – How Germany got its way. Diplomacy and patience helped persuade Europe to toe the line on Greece
  FRANCE
Le Monde – The Channel tunnel has been assailed by hundreds of migrants in Calais.The situation is out of control with 2,300 migrants trying to break into the tunnel on Tuesday evening. One of them has died.

 

Les Echos – The French nuclear sector enters a new era. Areva finally reached an agreement with EDF regarding its atomic-reactor division. Despite this transaction, the nuclear group still necessitates a recapitalisation by the State.
  GERMANY
Frankfurter Allgemeine – World population is growing faster than previously thoughtUnited Nations expect 9.7 billion people in 2050
Suedeutsche Zeitung – School certificate may refer to dyslexia.The Federal Administrative Court has decided that graduates with spelling and reading disabilities could get more generous marks – but would have to accept that the school documents it.
  ITALY
La Repubblica – No house arrest for Azzollini, saved by the Democratic Party.With 189 votes against, 96 for and 17 abstentions, the Senate rejected the house arrest demand claimed by the district attorney of Trani against Antonio Azzollini, NCD senator. The latter is responsible for the fraudulent bankruptcy of the healthcare institute Divina Provvidenza.
Il Sole 24 Ore – Italmobiliare ready to invest in Italy. “Contact with Heidelberg cement started in March, no banks or advisors were needed. The operation was purely industrial. Italcementi is now part of the second biggest industry player in the world.” CEO Carlo Pesenti, defending his decision to merge with Heidelberg
  POLAND
Gazeta – Battle over non-worldly views. The world-view dispute is restarting in Sejm. On Tuesday, parliament members will decide if the draft on Law and Justice (PiS) banning in-vitro fertilisation, and the draft bill on partner relationships, should undergo a debate. The total ban on abortion is waiting in a queue.
  SPAIN
El Pais – Migrants crossing in Calais deepen the European crisis.A Sudanese man crushed to death by a lorry.France and the United Kingdom strengthen security measures.
Expansion – Abertis: €6.4 billion to purchase highways.The company is considering the purchase of 8 highways worth €9 billion.
  UK
The Times – Moderate trade union comes out for Corbyn Support makes left-winger the clear favourite
The Guardian – Taliban in power struggle after Mullah Omar’s death Afghans say elusive cleric died two years ago. Allies hope his death could lead to peace talks

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