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



FT Europe

Secretive McKinsey investment arm fuels conflict of interest fears. Fund manages past and present partners’ fortune. MIO controls total assets of $9.5 billion.



Saboteurs hit Nigerian oil. Attacks by the Niger Delta Avengers have cut output, helping to push up crude prices. 



In Turkey, Syrian child “has to work to survive.” Thousands of youths toil in factories, not in school, to provide for families. 

 BBC Europe

 French PM sets up emergency fund.  French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced emergency help for those who “lost everything” in floods that have caused havoc in Paris and elsewhere. Millions of euros would be handed out by local leaders in the coming days, he said, after a meeting with fellow ministers.



Le Monde

Muhammad Ali an American story. The boxer died on Friday 3 June, in Phoenix.


Les Echos

Europe, easy target in the face of Chinese giants’ offensives. The sharp increase of the Chinese Jin Jiang in AccorHotels’ capital concerns France. Chinese’s acquisitions in Europe doubled in less than six months, as compared to the whole year 2015.




Frankfurter Allgemeine

Parties have started looking for Gauck’s successor. President apparently not ready for a second term. Red-red-green alliance?


Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Parties disagree on the name of Gauck’s successor. In spite of the grand coalition, CSU and SPD both want to send their own candidate for the office of Federal president. The left seeks a common red-red-green candidate.




La Repubblica

Local elections: Virginia Raggi tops Rome’s  vote. The PD suffers risky tie votes. Last vote, duel between Gachetti and Meloni. Milan: Sala a few steps ahead, the Parisi surprise. Torino: performance of Appendino who challenges Fassino. Naples and Bologna: De Magistris and Merola ahead.


Il Sole 24 Ore

Taxes, mobility, peripheries: major cities’ agenda. Resources and debt among emergencies; delays in public works are raising concern.




Gazeta Wyborcza

Collapse of the Children’s Memorial Health Institute. Nurses from the Children’s Memorial Health Institute (CZD) have been on strike for two weeks now. The Hospital is accepting only the most urgent health cases and the spectre of closing one of the most important paediatric hospitals in Poland has been gloomy.





El Pais

The PSOE proposes more social measures in order to slow down Podemos. Sanchez to present tomorrow a plan to change regulation on part-time work contracts.



Telefonica, towards mobile banking. The bank launches this service in order to compete with BBVA and CaixaBank.




The Times

UK special forces take front line role in Syria. British special forces are on the front line in Syria defending a rebel unit under daily attack by Isis, military commanders have told The Times. The operation marks the first evidence of the troops’ direct involvement in the war-torn country rather than just training rebels in Jordan.

The Guardian

Saboteurs hit Nigerian oil. Attack by the Niger Delta Avengers have cut output, helping to push up crude prices.


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