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16/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


Financial Times Europe –  UK nuclear plant go-ahead comes with “national security” safeguards. May sets conditions for £18 billion Franco-Chinese deal. Curbs on EDF’s freedom to sell stake.

Wall Street Journal Europe –  France, Germany come together ahead of European summit. French President François Hollande met with Angela Merkel at the Elysée Palace ahead of an EU summit Friday in Slovakia. The two leaders said Europe must define its priorities to avert an existential crisis in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote

International New York Times (UK edition) For many in US, recovery is fragile. Uneven income growth may explain Trump’s appeal in some areas.


Le Monde – Oil traders selling off adulterated fuel in Africa. Ships chartered by oil traders based in Geneva are sending low-quality fuel, unsellable in Europe, to Africa.

Les Echos –  Nuclear: the giant contract that saves the French nuclear industry. Theresa May has given the green light to the construction project of two EPRs by EDF. A project worth over 21 billion euros.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Schulz: Middle Eastern Europeans have abandoned Germany. European Parliament President supports Merkel’s refugee policy and calls for solidarity.

Süddeutsche Zeitung –  New hurdle for Free Wifi. Cafés and shops with internet access must continue to assess the identity of users, otherwise they could pay a high price for their guests’ illegal downloads. This is the result of a European Court of Justice judgment.


La Repubblica – Renzi goes against the ANPI: “the discouraged stay home”. In Bologna, a tense exchange took place between Matteo Renzi and Carlo Smuraglia, the president of the ANPI.

Il Sole 24 Ore –  Italy slows down, GDP at + 0.7%. Boccia: pact for growth, focus on productivity, investment, business financing.


Gazeta Wyborcza – Jackiewicz lost his Treasure. Minister of State Treasury Dawid Jackiewicz was first made to leave his office and the government of a “good change”. He lost fight for influence with Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and had to pay the price for promoting his friends and colleagues in state-owned companies.


El Pais Public prosecutor demands a six-year imprisonment sentence for Griñan. The prosecutor also demands ineligibility for former Andalusia president Chaves for perversion of justice.
Popular’s real estate company to enter stock market
Stocks of the new company will be divided among the bank’s shareholders.


The Times – Fears over rise of Chinese CCTV. Security chiefs call for oversight as May signs nuclear deal.

The Guardian – Return of the bonus bonanza: UK firms pay out record £44bn. Rewards reach heights last seen before 2008 crisis.




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