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09/10 -Today’s headlines from across the EU

European Headlines

 

FT

Exit strategy: Gross seeks $200 million in lawsuit against ex-Pimco colleagues. Bill Gross said his underlings were “driven by a lust for power.”

WSJE

Russia boosts Syria action. U.S. says missiles aimed for Syria landed in Iran, warns Moscow offensive could backfire.

INYT

VW executive testifies. Michael Horn, Volkswagen’s top executive in the United-States, taking an oath on Thursday in Washington before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Mr. Horn repeatedly expressed remorse over his company’s fraud on diesel emissions as lawmakers directed withering criticism over the scandal.

 

  France

 

Le Monde

Afghanistan: A day-to-day account of an American “war crime” against Doctors Without Borders. On Wednesday 7 October, Barack Obama presented his apologies to Doctors Without Borders, after the NGO’s hospital was bombed in Kunduz.

Les Echos

Tax loopholes: an impossible reform. 430 tax expenditures amounting to €83 billion are still planned for 2016. Tax loopholes limits had little impact.

 

   Germany

 

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Turkey wants stronger NATO presence and assistance in air defense. Stoltenberg signals readiness. Assad opponents: ground offensive fails.

Suedeutsche Zeitung

Justice raids Volkswagen. Public prosecutor opens inquiry for fraud suspicion against several defendants in the exhaust affair.

 

Italy

 

La Repubblica

Rome: Marino excluded from the PD, “I am resigning but I could change my mind.” The Mayor of Rome ended up resigning, even if he seems unconvinced that this is the end. “I present my resignation but the law provides that I can retract myself within 20 days” he declared.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Volkswagen: police searches on production sites and private homes. Magistrates in Braunschweig have started police searches in the VW head offices in Wolfsburg and in private homes belonging to company officials, as part of an effort to determine who knew about the fraudulent diesel emissions testing.

 

  Poland

 

Gazeta Wyborcza

Second war over Gdańsk museum. The PiS party says that the World War II Museum in Gdańsk is Donald Tusk’s flagship project and as such it presents a “non-Polish” point of view. After the elections, PiS plans to change the “narrative” of the Museum.

 

 

  Spain

 

El Pais

Ciudadanos wins in Valencia, the PP collapses. The PSOE loses a seat compared to 2011 and Podemos wins 5 of them, according to a poll on general election.

Expansion

5,000 tax payers on the list of defaulters. The inland revenue will put on the list those who have to pay more than €1 million.

 

  UK

 

The Times

Fizzy drinks giant pays millions to diet experts. Scandal as scientists deny sugar link with obesity.

The Guardian

Junior doctors win rethink on pay from Hunt. Health secretary blinks first – with pledge that no one will lose cash or work longer.

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