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13/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT EuropeItaly Apulia train crash probe focuses on alert system.  The investigation into Tuesday’s head-on train crash in southern Italy that killed 27 people is focusing on the antiquated alert system on the line.  They are looking into one of the black boxes recovered at the scene of the collision, on a remote single-track line north of the city of Bari. The system relied on telephone calls and “human error” remains the main line of inquiry, reports say.

FT Europe 

UN hands rebuke to Beijing over South China Sea territorial claims.

Hague tribunal rejects expansive push. Manila wins “total victory” after four-year case.


EU awaits “tough” partner.

Crucial to Brexit talks will be rapport May builds with French, German counterparts.


Show of unity.

After months of clashes, Bernie Sanders gave Hillary Clinton a long-awaited endorsement for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday.


Le Monde

United-Kingdom: a pro-European to negotiate the Brexit.

The conservative Theresa May should be named Prime Minister on Wednesday 13 July, after the desertion of all the leaders of the pro-Brexit campaign.

Les Echos

Income tax: the French division.

Only 45.6% of French households have paid income taxes in 2015, according to data revealed by Bercy. A record-low since 2009, when the crisis forced the government to decrease the number of taxed households.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea are invalid.

Arbitration sees no legal basis. Beijing does not accept the decision.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 

Edeka-Tengelmann fusion fails for now.

Defeat for Economy Minister Gabriel: Judge overrides his special permit for the merger of the two food chains. Thousands of jobs are now in jeopardy.


La Repubblica

Death on the single track.

27 people have died and 50 have been injured in Italy’s worst rail disaster in decades.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Banks push up stock exchanges.

Merkel “opens the door” to Italy: I don’t see a crisis. Padoan: confident on the agreement.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Data contained in DNA.

Engineers from Microsoft have succeeded in containing as many as 100 books, among others “War and Peace” by Tolstoy, in an artificial DNA thread. It is much more durable information storage vehicle than tapes or discs.


El Pais

Rivera chooses abstention and transfers pressure on the PSOE.

The PP says abstention is not sufficient but considers that the meeting was “constructive.” Ciudadanos’ leader thinks that “the country needs a government as soon as possible.” Sanchez to reaffirm to the president his refusal to negotiate.


Companies to anticipate €6 billion in corporate income tax.

With Brussels, Guindos commits to increase the fractionated payments of the tax.


The Times 

Labour risks bloody split after Corbyn beats rebels.

Ballot Gives grassroots fresh opportunity to back leader.

The Guardian

May’s drive for more women in her cabinet.

Osborne under threat as new PM aims for reshuffle to redress gender balance.




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