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12/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FTTime running out for Greece after Tsipras handed “game over” warning. Stark message reflects creditor anger. IMF pulls out negotiations. Bills loom for Athens.

WSJEIMF halts talks with Greece. Fund cites failure to find agreement on bailout terms.

INYTRussians crowd fund insurgency in Ukraine. Relying on social media, groups solicit donations to equip separatist forces.


Le MondeTurbulences ahead on the market and for global growth. International institutions and financial markets worry that the US Federal Reserve might raise the interest rates.

Les EchosBusiness taxation: EU wants to change the rules. The European Commission is preparing a plan to create a common tax base for companies. The institution wants to fight against global groups’ abuses without having to report on every country’s situation.


Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ)Confusion in the investigation after cyber-attack at the German Parliament. MPs are criticising the lack of transparency of the Bundestag, which still has not managed to identify who was behind the cyber-attack of the Parliament a month ago.

Suedeutsche ZeitungChina’s regime punishes high official. Former Public Security Chief and rival of party Chief Xi Zhou Yongkang, was sentenced to life imprisonment.


La RepubblicaRome: crisis within the government. A commissioner for the Jubilee will soon be designed. The government splits over the case of a senator suspected of involvement in the bankruptcy of a care centre. Justice calls for his arrest. At the same time, Matteo Renzi decided to name a commissioner for the Jubilee, a part normally played by the Mayor of Rome.

Il Sole 24 OreJobs act: the last six decrees have been approved, two of them definitively. The Council of Minister approved yesterday the last decrees of Renzi’s Jobs Act. Amongst the innovations, the flexibility of an employee’s duties, a limitation of the cooperation contracts for some professions and an extension of the parental leave.


GazetaFear of taping. By dismissing ministers and persuading the Parliament Speaker to step down, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz wanted to get rid of people involved in the tapping scandal and also to protect the Government against possible further leaks from other tapes.


El PaisThe King strips Doña Cristina of her duchess of Palma title. Felipe VI took this decision after his sister refused to renounce to her dynastic rights.

Expansion Sacyr resumes dividend payments. The company has finalised a cash payment after receiving €1.8 billion for Testa.


The Times Cameron in showdown over spying. Government rejects key snooping reforms.

The GuardianBattle looms over report into state snooping. Downing Street distances itself from proposal to strip ministers of their powers to authorize surveillance warrants, one of the key recommendations in a new report on intelligence agency snooping.


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