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28/06 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeBrexit vote: Bitter exchanges as EU parliament debates Brexit.  There have been bitter exchanges in the European parliament during a debate on the UK’s vote to leave the EU. Much of the anger was aimed at leading Leave campaigner, UKIP’s Nigel Farage, who was booed and at one point accused of using “Nazi propaganda”. But in his speech Mr Farage told parliament members “you as a political project are in denial”.

FT Europe

Sell-off targets sterling and financial stocks as London tries to calm markets. The financial fallout from Brexit intensified yesterday, battering global shares and sterling, with investor sentiment soured by the prospect of weaker global growth and an extended period of political uncertainty.


Questions for UK: When? How? Really? After a vote that promised clarity, confusion reigns over what comes next.


Cameron says EU exit to proceed. UK leader’s comments, aimed at calming fears, were followed by an S&P rating downgrade.


Le Monde

Brexit: EU-27 at a loss faced with chaos in Britain. Only the UK has the power to activate the withdrawal clause of the Union, and David Cameron rejects this responsibility.

Les Echos

Threat to the CityAn opportunity for the Paris financial market. Cameron unable to reassure businesses. Paris, Rome and Berlin to create a united front against London.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Merkel: No stalemate with the British withdrawal request. Cameron: This is our sovereign decision. Markets still unsettled.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

London is playing for timeThe ruling Tories want to find a successor to Prime Minister David Cameron by early September. Chancellor Merkel warns: there must be no stalemate.


La Repubblica 

Brexit and financial earthquake: the three possibilities under study by the government. The European Council meets today in Brussels. It is the first meeting since the Brexit referendum

Il Sole 24 Ore 

Brexit nightmare, European banks under attackMerkel, Hollande and Renzi revive the Union’s role: immediate negotiations with London and new European agenda.


Gazeta Wyborcza 

End of gymnasium schools is proclaimedThe 8-class primary school is returning, along with early-school education for the initial 4 years. This is the key point of the reform that will start in 2017 and end in 2022. It involves many uncertainties.


El Pais 

Rajoy ready to govern with a minority and with one-time supports. The PSOE announces that it will not abstain, but that it will make its final decision on 9 July.


Businessmen demand a steady government26-J: Rajoy is looking for a coalition government.


The Times 

May is Tory favourite after surge in support. Javid and Crabb consider joint leadership bid.

The Guardian

Battle lines drawn to replace PMTheresa May emerges as “stop Boris” candidate. UK’s prized credit rating cut from AAA. Cameron to face EU leaders at Brussels summit.


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