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08/01 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe US urges China to punish Pyongyang for rocket test. Washington-Seoul defence talks. Security Council emergency meeting.

WSJE Shelter rushed to Syrians. More than 35, 000 face freezing weather as world leaders press Turkey to open gates.

INYTA dangerous journey through Mexico. Migrants choose hazards of pushing forward over prospect of going home.

BBC Europe – ’35 dead’ off Turkey as two boats sink. Two boats on their way to Greece have capsized near Turkey, killing at least 35 migrants, Turkish media say. Both the Anadolu and Dogan agencies reported that 24 people died close to the Greek island of Lesbos


The TimesNHS locums exploit crisis to get higher rates of pay. Doctors and nurses are exploiting a staffing crisis in the NHS by wringing “extortionate rates” for agency shifts out of desperate hospitals, the health service’s regulator has said.

The GuardianEU to act over tax avoidance by global firms. New rules would hit US firms such as Google and Amazon.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)UN Security Council strongly condemns missile testing by North Korea. Other resolution against Pyongyang in preparation. “Decisive measures.”

Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) – Refugee crisis at Syrian border. Tens of thousands try to enter Turkey to escape heavy fighting in Aleppo province. But Turkey blocks them so far. Aid workers warn of disaster.


Le MondeZika: the epidemic reopens the debate on abortion in Latin America. In the UN, the Commissioner on Human Rights requests the affected countries to authorise abortion for affected women.

Les EchosDigital economy: the tax office’s shadow. The Terrasse report on collaborative economy will be submitted to PM Manuel Valls this Monday. He plans to entrust internet platforms with the mission of managing reporting income for users.


La Repubblica“We do not accept a convenient truth about Giulio’s death.” The Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, calls for police cooperation with Egypt to find the assassins of Giulio, tortured because he was seen as a spy.

Il Sole 24 OreAccounts, funds, bonds and stocks: Italy saves up. Gone are the days of a two speed Italy, with a savings oriented northern part and a spending south. The reality is more complex.


El Pais – The PSOE is looking for partners among Podemos’ allies. Sanchez intends to make deals with IU and Compromís in order to put pressure on Iglesias.

ExpansionFiscal reserve for collaborative economy. The Spanish Ministry of Finance finalises the 2016 General Tax Control Plan which regulates these platforms.


Gazette WyborczaChecking the State of Law and Justice. Today in Warsaw, the Venice Commission starts talks on the Constitutional Court. Brussels awaits the Commission’s opinion before taking further steps under the Rule of Law Procedure against Poland.




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