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03/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES 

FTGlobal investors rattled by China’s hunt for stock market culprits. Brokerages, companies, and media targeted. Uncertainty over fund chief darkens mood.

WSJEHungary struggles to control tide of migrants. Hungarian authorities struggled Wednesday to keep control of the tide of migrants hoping to head to Germany, as a standoff ground at Budapest’s central train station and the overwhelmed city said it would open a new site to receive the hundreds who have converged there.

INYTMigrants’ flight hits a wall in Hungary. Under patchwork of laws, a squalid camp grows around Budapest.

BALTIC STATES

Baltic TimesImmigration centre in Estonia set ablaze this morning. Estonia’s immigration centre in Lääne-Viru County was set on fire during the early hours of the morning on September 3. Police have now launched an investigation into the suspected arson.

FRANCE

Le Monde –  – Farmers want to block Paris in order to obtain further aid. Answering to a call from the French union FNSEA, farmers will demonstrate to obtain a new aid plan in Paris on Thursday 3 September.

Les EchosDrawing lessons from the CAC 40 giants resistance. Their profits leaped by 30% in the first half, to €38.8 billion. The rising dollar, declining rates and oil prices inflated the figures.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) – Italy wants to summon refugees to “stopover” in South Tyrol. Italy has announced it would temporarily reintroduce identity checks at the border with Austria, at the request of Germany.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungReintroduction of border controls at the Brenner Pass. At the request of Bavaria, Italy is to randomly check people leaving for Austria.

ITALY

La RepubblicaInk migrants: the European shame. A new project is going to be introduced. Paris, Rome and Berlin will implement new asylum measures. In the meantime, Germany already asked Italy to improve border controls and the Czech Republic decided to “ink” migrants who are at the Austrian border. Agents fitted with gloves and pens are writing numbers on migrants’ arms.

Il Sole 24 OreChina growth risks, ECB ready for new measures. The first ECB meeting since the Chinese crisis takes place today, and Mario Draghi’s reaction is much awaited. He is expected to announce new stimulus measures if inflation continues to slow down. Another worry is the recent strengthening of the euro.

NETHERLANDS 

De TelegraafDutch celebrities call for ‘humane solution’ to refugee crisis. More than 100 Dutch celebrities, politicians and business leaders have taken out a full page advert in Thursday’s Telegraaf calling for a ‘humane solution’ to the ongoing refugee crisis.

POLAND

Gazeta WyborczaSilesian Solidarity conspiracy. “Solidarność” trade unions negotiate with PiS party an alternative to the Governmental strategy for mining industry. In return, the unions offer PiS a political support in the upcoming Parliamentary elections.

SPAIN

El PaisCommon front against the Constitution reform. The opposition appeals against the government’s proposal.

ExpansionBankinter buys Barclays Portugal and opens to foreign markets. Bankinter spent €100 million for the retail banking unit and €75 million with Mapfre for the insurance unit.

UK

The TimesEurope divided. Bodies of infants washed up on beaches. Political leaders paralysed by crisis over migrant quotas.

The GuardianThe shocking, cruel reality of Europe’s refugee crisis. The full horror of the human tragedy unfolding on the shores of Europe was brought home yesterday as images of the lifeless body of a young boy – one of at least 12 Syrians who drowned attempting to reach the Greek island of Kos – encapsulated the extraordinary risks refugees are taking to reach the west.

 

 

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