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27/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FTAfghan quake sparks panic in South Asia. A survivor is carried to safety after a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck a mountainous region of Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least 135 and causing widespread damage and panic across much of South Asia.

WSJEQuake strikes Afghanistan. Destruction spreads across the border with Pakistan, including Taliban-held areas.

INYTBig quake hits Afghanistan and Pakistan. Officials say death toll is likely to rise sharply as emergency is declared.


Le MondeRed meat classified as a carcinogen. Consumption of red meat is “probably carcinogen,” said on Monday 26 October an agency from the World Health Organisation.

Les EchosUnemployment: what is the government hiding behind this decline? 23,800 fewer unemployed people in September. It is the largest monthly decline in eight years. The premises of a sustainable trend reversal, according to the PS. A smokescreen, says the right-wing.


Frankfurter AllgemeineMerkel aims at more firmness in refugee policy. Chancellor in favour of faster deportations. “Better management.” Call for the Bundeswehr.

Sueddeutsche ZeitungCreditors refuse Greeks new money. A planned billion-payment will be temporarily halted because PM Tsipras fails to implement reforms on time. Athens has brought only a third of demanded projects on the way.


La RepubblicaTax avoidance: a confrontational issue within the government. The “Orlandi case” is arousing passions within the government and the majority. On one side, Padoan defends the tax authority’s director, Orlandi, for fighting tax avoidance. On the other, Scelta Civica is hoping for a “political clarification.”

Il Sole 24 Ore Padoan defends the Agency: confidence in the director Orlandi. Despite the “Orlandi case,” Padoan keeps defending the tax authority director Orlandi, while Undersecretary of Economy Zanetti is asking for a “political clarification.”


Gazeta WyborczaPiS party, victorious but slightly weaker. The left wing is not entering the Sejm ultimately. Law and Justice dominate in the Senate. Either Janusz Piechociński, or Ludwik Dorn, or Leszek Miller will not be Sejm members anymore. PiS’ number of Sejm seats is estimated at 235, so the party may be able to rule on its own.


El PaisRajoy dissolves Parliament but does not reveal his plan for Catalonia. The President states that he can reply to the pro-independence challenge.

ExpansionGas Natural rejects the idea of a merger with Repsol. The gas company does not trust the oil company and its plan to integrate businesses.


The TimesOsborne vows to rein in Lords after humiliation. Tax credit defeat “raises constitutional issues.”

The GuardianPM’s warning to peers after tax rebellion. Lords face “rapid review” as they put brakes on tax credit cuts.




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