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22/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FTUS regulator signals first moves to rein in risks of high-speed trading. CFTC seeks to avoid “flash events.” Proposals include “kill switches” and order limits.

WSJESyria conference planned. US, Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia expected to meet Friday on the crisis.

INYTPutin shows his power in calling Assad to Moscow. Surprise meeting brings talks on Syrian conflict and political transition.


Le MondeNew wave of refugees coming to Europe. Over the past few days, the wave of Syrians, who are fleeing war and heading to Europe has once again increased.

Les EchosEconomy ministry plans to tighten up diesel taxation. The government wants to encourage businesses to buy gasoline-powered cars for their vehicle fleet. VAT deductibility to be extended and corporate vehicle tax to be increased for diesel-powered cars.


Frankfurter Allgemeine No on-going progress for the government in the negotiation on transit zones. SPD balks. Government spokesman Seibert reports on constructive dialogue. EU special summit on refugee crisis.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungBKA warns of violence against refugees. The federal criminal office also speaks of possible acts of violence from the far-right spectrum against politicians or operators of refugee centres.


La RepubblicaReckless spending: Barracciu (Democratic Party) resigns. Yesterday, Francesca Barracciu, Deputy Minister of Culture, had to resign following the disclosure of her €81,000 expenses between 2004 and 2009, when she was Regional Councillor in Sardinia.

Il Sole 24 OreFerrari is running at Wall Street. Fca reopens the alliance file. Ferrari is worth $10.4 billion. Yesterday, the share price increased by 5.8% and reached $55. Now Fiat Chrysler is reopening the possibility of a merger with Ferrari.


Gazeta WyborczaTNS polls after Kopacz – Szydło debate show that PiS is winning with 32.5% support, PO comes second with 26.3% and public support for other political parties is a great unknown.


El PaisThe 3% scandal strikes in the heart of Mas and the Generalitat of Catalonia. The Democratic Convergence of Catalonia’s treasurer has been arrested, so was the head of Catalonian infrastructures.

ExpansionEl Corte Inglés: express credits for clients with cards. The group offers new funding lines in order to postpone the payment of purchases.


The TimesBanks must help savers to find deal with rivals. Scandals and errors prompt sweeping reform.

The GuardianCentral Bank says EU makes Britain more dynamic. Carney intervention likely to bolster Cameron in Brussels negotiations.

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