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30/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC EuropeBrexit: Obama warns on global growth after UK vote.  US President Barack Obama has said the UK vote to leave the EU raises “longer-term concerns about global growth”. He said Brexit would “freeze the possibilities of investment in Great Britain or in Europe as a whole”. He appealed to the UK prime minister and other EU leaders to ensure an orderly process for the British exit.

FT Europe

Brussels hardens UK exit stanceEuropean leaders issued a stark rebuff to British hopes of a favourable new trade deal with the EU yesterday, hardening their conditions for allowing access to the single market after the UK leaves the bloc.

WSJE

UK taxes might offer edge. Outside the EU, nation would be liberated from rules, which could benefit companies.

INYT

Attack tests Turkey’s role as a haven from turmoil. Series of terror strikes have taken heavy toll on global aspirations.

FRANCE

Le Monde

Terrorist attack at Istanbul airport plunges Turkey deeper into violence. Three terrorists shot at the crowd and then blew themselves up at Istanbul airport, killing at least 36 people and injuring 147 on Tuesday 28 June.

Les Echos

Brexit, taxes, presidential election: what Hollande wants. Interview with the French Head of State. “The British people’s decision is irrevocable.” Competitiveness tax credit to be enhanced. Recruitment premium for SMEs to be extended. The President responds to criticism from the left-wing. Institutions: reforms to be debated for 2017.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Support for Turkey after terrorist attack in Istanbul, Merkel: the international community is united in the fight against terrorism. More than 40 victims.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

41 dead in Istanbul – IS suspected. Turkey mourns the victims of the attack on the passengers’ Terminal of Ataturk airport. Erdogan: the bomb could have detonated in any city in the world

ITALY

La Repubblica

EU to London: suspension risk, aid to banks: Merkel goes against Renzi. In addition to Brexit woes, banking rules have divided Italy and Germany.

Il Sole 24 Ore 

IMF: German banks vulnerable. Europe studies banks and rules – Different hypothesis are studied, including a relaunch of Atlante. Merkel: no change to rules, use of existing margins. Renzi: we respect them

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza

Definite “No” to Prexit. According to a poll by TNS for Gazeta Wyborcza, the Brexit has not shaken pro-European moods of Poles: 81% of the respondants want to be a part of the European Union. Citizens are afraid that the EU and Poland will be the ones to suffer the most from Brexit, and the British will suffer less.

SPAIN

El Pais 

Rajoy will ask Sánchez to take part in a coalition government. The offer made by the President, who is to launch today contacts for the nomination, also includes a constitutional reform.

Expansion

March family paves the way to ACS exit. They left the group’s Board of Directors, in which they have a 11.7% stake.

The Times 

May: I will reunite Britain. Home secretary vows to heal division in Tory leadership bid. Poll of party members gives her 17-point lead over Johnson.

The Guardian

Johnson, Gove and May square up for leadership. Former London Mayor. Justice Minister and the Home Secretary all say they can unify UK.

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