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08/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC EuropeNato summit: Obama expects UK to continue Europe security role.  President Barack Obama has said he expects the UK to remain a major contributor to European security and that it will be able to agree an “orderly transition” with the EU. “I have no doubt that the UK will remain one of Nato’s most capable members,” he told the FT, as alliance leaders gather for a summit in Warsaw.

FT Europe

Trump-style protectionism would threaten global growth, says IMF.

Lagarde voices fears over antitrade policies. UK urged to resolve Brexit unease quickly.

WSJE

Two women vie for Tories.

Race for leadership, and Britain’s next prime Minister, down to May and Leadsom.

FRANCE

Le Monde

Prosecutor calls for trial over France Telecom suicides.

The Paris prosecutor has recommended that the corporate entity and three of its former chief executives are put on trial for bullying.

Les Echos

Public employment increases once again.

14,000 public positions to be created in 2017, 30,000 during Hollande’s term. Most of them in Education sector.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Russia has destroyed confidence in Europe.

The Chancellor defends NATO strategy in the East. Lithuania urges German leadership.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Sexual harassment is punishable.

No means No: A sharper criminal law shall better protect against attacks. Whoever defies the “recognisable will” of the victim, may be sentenced.

ITALY

La Repubblica

“I hate racists,” how the refugee was killed.

The ultra who murdered the Nigerian refugee has been arrested, while the wife of the deceased has called for justice.

Il Sole 24 Ore

MPS’ plan for non-profitable loans: target flash transfer.

Sale of €10 billion. The crux of public warrantee on time.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza 

Bye bye, Tribunal. Welcome, Mr Obama!

The Law and Justice (PiS) party yesterday pushed the law on the Constitutional (TK) through the Sejm. It rejected the amendments proposed by the opposition and appeals by lawyer societies for stopping the work on the unconstitutional bill.

SPAIN

El Pais

Brussels to put even more pressure on Spain and to ask for more budgetary constraints.

The European Commission underlines the lack of Government et criticises the delay in implementing the measures against deficit.

Expansion

Telefόnica and Iberdrola: negative rate bonds.

ECB’s purchases bring corporate debt’s profitability to a minimum.

UNITED KINGDOM

The Times 

Leadsom steps from the shadows to take on May

Britain will have a female prime minister for only the second time in its history after Andrea Leadsom surged from obscurity to enter a battle with Theresa May for the role.

The Guardian

Britain to get second female PM as May and Leadsom win Tory vote.

Pro-Brexit minister leaves Gove in her wake. Home secretary backed by more than half of MPs.

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