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21/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES 

FTNuclear accord expected to cap string of deals as Xi visits Britain. £30 billion of agreements lined up. Questions over steel “dumping” and human rights.

WSJEYum to split off China unit. Fast-food chain’s action comes after three difficult years, pressure from activist.

INYTUS group calls for fewer mammograms. Cancer society’s reversal reflects growing evidence about screening pitfalls.

FRANCE

Le MondeChina opens the doors to nuclear energy in Europe. A partnership agreement to build two EPRs will be signed during the Chinese President’s visit to the UK on Wednesday.

Les EchosLegendary brand Ferrari races toward a public offering on Wall Street. The prancing horse brand will debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. It could generate a $10 billion valuation, while it only produces 7,000 cars a year.

GERMANY

Frankfurter AllgemeineMost Germans are worried about the consequences of the refugee crisis. Fear of economic and social impacts / FAZ survey.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungYour fault, Madame Merkel. Front National Party leader Le Pen rails against the Chancellor.

ITALY

La RepubblicaRenzi backtracks on luxury houses: they will have to pay the Imu. Matteo Renzi backtracked, announcing on his Facebook account that, contrary to what had been said, owners of luxury houses and mansions will continue to pay the Imu and the Tasi.

Il Sole 24 OreTaxes, the results of the measures: who wins and who doesn’t. The measures included in the stability law aim to lower the tax burden from 44.2% to 42.4%. But the benefits are variable for workers, self-employed and companies.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza Seong-Jin Cho wins the Chopin Competition. Seong-Jin Cho from Korea won the 17th Chopin Competition in Warsaw but the real winner was Chopin himself. This year, the contestants demonstrated exceptionally high skills and, after three weeks, Chopin’s music will be missed the most.

SPAIN

El PaisCiudadanos proposes co-payments for Health and Education. The party wants the regions to pay extraordinary compensation.

ExpansionGuindos announces an historical decrease in unemployment. Unemployment will fall more than expected in 2015.

UK

The TimesSpies given new rights to hack the public. Bill will enshrine in law power to bug phones.

The GuardianTory rebellion grows on tax credits. Peers warned off “fatal motion” as MPs line up against cuts plan. Osborne urged to think again on move that will hit working families.

 

 

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