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17/05 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT EuropeBuffett takes $1 billion Apple stake in rare bet on tech. Shares jump following disclosure. Wall Street fears future of low growth.

WSJEBerkshire puts $1 billion in Apple. Beaten-down shares get a boost on news; Buffett’s firm also adds to its IBM stake.

INYTA Palestinian museum’s flaw? It’s empty. Art space in West Bank will open despite having nothing to put on display.

BBC EuropeJolie Pitt: Refugee system breaking down. Angelina Jolie Pitt, the UN refugee agency’s special envoy, has warned that the international humanitarian system for refugees is breaking down. Ms Jolie Pitt has been speaking as part of the BBC’s World on the Move day of coverage of global migration issues.


Le MondeNo publication today.

Les EchosUrssaf’s latest blow against Uber. Urssaf in the Ile-de-France region launched two infringement proceedings against the group. It maintains that drivers must obtain employed status.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)WHO says herbicide glyphosate is non-carcinogenic. Dispute over of one of the most widely used plant toxin.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungWeed poison divides the coalition. Does glyphosate cause cancer? CSU Agricultural Minister Schmidt attacks SPD cabinet colleague Hendricks because she wants to ban pesticides from agriculture. WHO mitigates its former warning.


La RepubblicaThe government backpedals on Monday’s vote. There will be no changes and voting will take place on Sunday June 5th and 19th.

Il Sole 24 Ore –  The EU open to flexibility: 13.5 billion “bonus.” Brussels: yes to a 1.8% deficit in 2017, but not beyond.


Gazeta Wyborcza –  Losing a driving license. Within a year from introducing the new road traffic regulations over 33,000 drivers have lost their licenses for speeding. The number of road fatalities caused by accidents decreased by 400 people.


El PaísThe PSOE reaches local deals with Podemos despite its electoral strategy. The Socialist spokesperson in Madrid will ask the party to support Carmena as PSC did with Colau.


The Times – Universities told to raise standards or cut fees. New watchdog may force weak colleges to close.

The GuardianJohnson “buried” study linking toxic air and deprived schools. Damning report found 433 schools in polluted areas, four in five of them in capital’s poorest locations.


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