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27/09 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC EuropeAir France workers on trial in shirt-ripping case. Fifteen Air France current and ex-employees have gone on trial almost a year after two company executives had their shirts torn off as a meeting on job cuts descended into chaos. A hundred protesters broke down a fence and invaded a boardroom, forcing the executives to flee. Five of the 15 have gone on trial near Paris accused of organised violence and the rest of damaging property.

FT Europe

Investors shun Deutsche as bank denies seeking help from Berlin.

Shares in biggest German lender fall 7%. Other European financial stocks pulled down.

WSJE

Worries swirl around Deutsche.

German bank disputes talk of capital-raising; shares fall to their lowest in decade.

FRANCE

Le Monde

Sarkozy catches up with Juppé on the right and Macron shakes up political scene.

By surfing mainly on the identity wave, Nicolas Sarkozy is gaining ground in an opinion poll conducted by Ipsos-Sopra Steria for Cevipof and “Le Monde”.

Les Echos 

Life insurance: the measure that worries investors.

Cash withdrawals may be limited in the event of crisis and rising interest rates. The text under discussion at the Assembly also aims to regulate compensation contracts.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeiene

Outraged Moscow rejects barbarism accusations.

“Unacceptable tone”. Kremlin: absolutely no prospect of new conference on Syria.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Spending on drugs higher than ever.

Germany spent nearly €37 billion on drugs in 2015, a 4% increase. The reason: expensive cancer drugs and high prices in pharmacies by European standards.

ITALY

La Repubblica

Referendum vote to be held on December 4th.

Matteo Renzi has announced the date of the referendum on constitutional reform. The opposition and “no” front believe it should be held earlier.

Il Sole 24 Ore

Stock exchanges: banks under attack because of Deutsche and rates.

Francfort -2.19%, Milan -1.58%. Highlight on oil.

POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza

PiS political nominations to state-owned companies.

Law and Justice (PiS) forgets its election promises about putting an end to political nominations to state-owned companies. A list of PiS trusted people is short so political nominees manoeuvre between companies trying to avoid breaking the Public Sector Salary Cap Act.

SPAIN

El Pais

Sanchez wants PSOE conference to put his leadership to the vote.

After the disaster on September 25th, the socialist leader wants to impose primary elections before the formation of the government. His proposal triggers large opposition in the party.

Expansion

Black cards on the dock.

The Office of the Prosecutor is seeking a sentence of between one and six years for defendants. Defendants demand the cancellation of the trial for procedural flaws.

UNITED KINGDOM

The Times

Brexit will boost Britain, says German business chief.

UK economy could overtake Europe in three years, says media boss.

The Guardian

Revealed: the men behind the trade in endangered species.

Investigation draws in officials and crime bosses. Vietnamese brothers are key suspects.

UNITED STATES

INYT (UK edition)

Anger in Greece over educating migrants.

Opponents of mixing refugees and local students cite cultural issues and needed vaccinations.

 

 

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