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07/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU



FT Europe

Yellen signals Fed will sit tight on rates amid unclear jobs outlook. Mood change from officials’ recent hints. Unknowns also include UK referendum. 



Recruits seek to flee ISIS. Westerners who joined Islamic State are asking their governments for help.


Carnival of life among the dead. Cotton candy, cockfights and tip-seeking children fill an Afghan cemetery. 

 BBC Europe

 Istanbul bomb attack on police bus ‘kills 11’.  A car bomb attack targeting a police bus has killed at least 11 people in central Istanbul, officials say. The explosives were remotely detonated as the vehicle passed through the busy Vezneciler district at the morning rush hour. No group has said it carried out the attack.



Le Monde

Brexit: Brussels is considering a long divorce scenario. The European Union is trying to anticipate the consequences of a possible Brexit on institutions.


Les Echos

Fiscal transparency: businesses’ warning. The Sapin 2 draft-law might introduce the publication of “country-by-country” data. French bosses call this measure demanded by NGOs to fight against tax fraud “suicide.”




Frankfurter Allgemeine

Parties will clarify Gauck’s succession “at rest.” Regret for waiver of the federal president to a second term. “Change is nothing to worry about.”


Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Deploring Gauck’s waiver. The President insists on the pleasure he had in exercising this office. However considering his age, he rejects another candidacy – Merkel says she hoped for another term.




La Repubblica

Renzi disappointed by the vote. Raggi: “we are ready to govern.”The PM: the PD has problems, stop the deal with Verdini. The Naples case breaks out, the party will be judge.


Il Sole 24 Ore

Yelllen: risks raised by Brexit and weak US employment. Pound under attack. In polls, the English “no” is rising.




Gazeta Wyborcza

All foreigners will be suspected. The new Polish Government anti-terrorism law poses a threat to civil rights, fuels xenophobia and vests the unlimited powers to special services. Experts warn that the law will discriminate foreigners as it allows for their surveillance without the court order and for giving them a suspect status without any justified reason.





El Pais

More than 80% of Spanish people consider the current political situation to be very bad. Citizens will go to the polls in a climate of discontent. 



The PP wants to lower taxes, the PSOE and Podemos want to raise them. Economic leaders debate in Expansión.




The Times

Pro-Europe MPs could defy Brexit poll victory. Threat of Commons challenge after Leave vote.


The Guardian

Blair defiant on Iraq ahead of Chilcot report. World still safer without Saddam, he will declare. Blames Iran and al-Qaida for postwar chaos.


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