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16/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe –  China’s Uber rival raises $7 billion as car-hailing “arms race” escalates. Didi’s cash injection values start-up at $25 billion. Bumper month sees funds pour into apps.

WSJE –  Immigration unease animates “Brexit” vote. Britons take to the Thames in EU debate.

INYT – US searches for lessons after massacre. Failure to prevent attack shifts focus to what more FBI could have done.

BBC EuropeAt least 36 arrests amid Lille disorder. At least 36 people have been arrested in Lille following clashes between French police and football fans at the Euro 2016 tournament. French police said the arrests had been made throughout Wednesday – adding that 16 people had been taken to hospital. On Wednesday night, riot police used tear gas and charged at hundreds of England fans, as flares were set off.


Le Monde – British pro-Europeans are starting to panic ahead of Brexit referendum.  One week ahead of the referendum on the UK exiting the EU, the latest polls are in favour of a Brexit.

Les Echos – Zero rates: how do French people store their money? The ECB’s zero rate policy is a bad deal for savers. But this does not dissuade French people from saving more money while knowing there will be no gains.


Frankfurter Allgemeinepeople of Turkish origin feel integrated but not recognised. “Second class citizens.” Nevertheless, 90 percent feel comfortable. Results of a study.

Süddeutsche Zeitung – EU warns Britons against chaotic Brexit. The way out of the EU is clearly defined if citizens decide to leave Europe. But Brussels fears that London could ignore the prescribed procedures and threatens consequences.


La Repubblica – Public employees: war against fraudsters “fired in a month.” Green light to the decree on absenteeism. Trade unions open early retirement.

Il Sole 24 Ore – Stock markets try to rally; the FED fears the effects of a Brexit. European stock markets have managed to interrupt the slow decline due to fears of a Brexit.


Gazeta Wyborcza – More forests to be burnt. The State Forests National Forest Holding’s amendment to the Renewable Resources Act envisages that more wood will be burnt alongside with coal in power stations. In line with the Law and Justice’s energy policy, coal co-burnt with biomass is to be the main fuel in Poland in the next decades.


El Pais –  No party considers it necessary to make adjustments despite the deficit. In El País, economic representatives discuss their oppositions on fiscal, labour and social policy issues.

Expansion – The eight Brexit threats for Spain. Cameron threatens to raise more taxes in case of Brexit. Europe is looking to protect itself to prevent any collateral damage.


The Times – Make all drug use legal, say experts. Heroin and cocaine addiction “same as tobacco.”

The Guardian – Tories revolt over Osborne’s Brexit “punishment” budget. Party rancour grows as 65 MPs defy chancellor.




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