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20/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe

Cameron invokes murdered MP in neck-and-neck Brexit race. UK PM tweets link to article written by Jo Cox. FT poll of polls puts both sides on 44%.


EU prepares for Britain’s possible exit. UK hedge fund divided on vote.


BBC Europe 

EU nations warn Britain of price to pay for Brexit. An unforgiving response is a necessary deterrent to others, officials say.

 Italy elections: Big wins for Five Star protest party. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement has made big gains in Italy, winning mayoral races in Rome and Turin, early results show. Virginia Raggi will become Rome’s first female leader, in a victory seen as a blow to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his centre-left Democratic Party (PD). PD has secured Italy’s financial capital, Milan, and Bologn


Le Monde

 Primary elections for the left, Hollande’s trap. Jean-Christophe Cambadélis was to propose on Saturday to the Socialist Party a primary election for the governing left-wing, which suits the President perfectly.

Les Echos

In or out? Two surveys revive hope for “in” campaigners. True-False: the promises of those in favour of a Brexit. How can central banks intervene?


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Moscow praises Steinmeier’s Nato criticism as “voice of reason” Foreign Affairs Minister: Don’t fuel the tensed situation with war cries. Union is irritated.

Suedeutsche Zeitung

SPD seeks new alliances. Party chief Gabriel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier woo the Left Party and the Greens, and thus trigger dispute in the coalition.


La Repubblica

Triumph of the M5S in Rome and Torino. Sala wins Milan, but the PD remains in crisis. Renzi: “the true challenge remains the referendum in October.” The Democrats: “a defeat with nothing to diminish it.”

Il Sole 24 Ore

M5S triumphs in Rome and Torino, Sala wins in Milan. Raggi, first female mayor of the capital, 32.8% for Giachetti – Shock for the PD: Appendino higher than Fassino. No more than 48.3% for Parisi. De Magistris stays in Naples, Bologna confirms Merola, Trieste for center-right.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Poland, the neo-Nazis heavenEvery year, the neo-Nazi rock festival “Orle Gnizado,” organised in Polish Kępa town, attracts swarms of radical right-wing activists from Europe. The police do not react to it and do not see the gathering as violating the law or promoting hate speech.


El País

The PSOE to contest polls and to leave open pact projects. The PP and Podemos are campaigning against Pedro Sánchez on social media.


Company leaders call for stability and reforms. 50 company leaders reveal to Expansión what they expect the new government to do.


The Times

Brexit camp divided as senior Tory walks outA senior Tory politician will announce today that she is abandoning Brexit and defecting to the Remain campaign in protest at its “hate and xenophobia.”

The Guardian


I need to make better EU case, says Cameron. PM tells BBC audience “Britain doesn’t quit” after Neville Chamberlain jibe.

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