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16/08 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe

Shake-up calls mount as lack of diversity on US boards is laid bare

Reform push lags behind Europe. Directors tend to be older, male and longer serving.


VW facing new charges in US

Prosecutors, auto maker discuss criminal settlement involving emissions cheating.

INYT (UK edition)

After “Brexit,” a way back into EU for British Jews

Rarely used 1949 law offers chance to claim citizenship in Germany.


Le Monde

Germany divided on the integration of refugees

Angela Merkel comes back from the summer break to a political context that has never been so tense since taking office in 2005

Les Echos

A tax threatening savers’ deposits

A European institution broke a taboo by taxing the deposits of individual savers. Banks are tempted to pass on the ECB’s negative rates in their prices.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Berlin accuses Moscow of cynicism in the Syrian conflict

Criticism regarding the proposal for a three-hour ceasefire. Steinmeier meets with Lavrov.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Merkel accuses Moscow of cynicism

The federal government has rarely spoken out so clear its criticism of Russia with regard to the war in Syria. The Kremlin, together with Assad, bears the main responsibility for the disaster in Aleppo


Gazeta Wyborcza

Horse studs are ruined. Pride of Poland auction ended with fiasco

This year’s auction of Arabian horses was a demonstration of incompetence. The new organisers had difficulties determining who won the bidding sessions, so they had to repeat them. The takings were the lowest in 11 years or more, weakening the event’s prestige


El Pais

Interview with Miquel Iceta, First Secretary of the PSC party

“The alternative solution to Rajoy is either another PP candidate or an independent candidate.”

Autonomous Communities increase the number of public officers

Autonomous Communities increased their workforce by 2.7% between 2007 and 2015, despite Brussels’s warnings about their budgetary imbalanc


The Times

Alarm over Tasers after police kill football star

Former player is third person to die this year.
The Guardian

Brexit effect to snuff out gains for UK workers

Small pay boost from immigration cut overshadowed by faltering economy
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