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30/05 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe Europe’s truck makers braced for biggest Brussels cartel penalty. Major names in price fixing and emissions probe. Provisions made total $2.6 billion.

WSJE – No publication today.

INYTVenezuelaWhen suffering becomes the new norm. Food shortages, blackouts and water rationing begin to take a toll in Venezuela.

BBC EuropeMigrants could die crossing Channel, ex-immigration chief warns. More resources are needed to stop migrants trying to reach UK on makeshift boats, or lives will be lost, an ex-border force inspector has said. A group of 20 people – including 18 Albanian migrants and two children – were rescued from an inflatable boat off the coast of Kent on Sunday.


Le MondeLabour law: risks of a lasting conflict. Struggle with CGT continues, while the parliamentary debate will not come to an end before the beginning of July.

Les Echos Protests, violence: a hard blow for France’s image. European media criticise France and its deteriorating social climate. The political power is considered weakened and unable to resist unions.


Frankfurter Allgemeine ZeitungMerkel and Hollande praise European unity in Verdun. Chancellor warns of foreclosure. Commemoration of the battle a hundred years ago.

Suedeutsche ZeitungWe can’t get away from Verdun.” 100 years after the battle, Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande recall its cruelty and senselessness, and dignify reconciliation between Germans and French.


La Repubblica Migration: Emergency landings: boats are missing, a slaughter among children. UN: “700 people dead, including 40 children, from the last three shipwrecks”. Witnesses: “smugglers abandoned them at sea.”

Il Sole 24 OreElections: the charge of the 77,000. Record of formations in Naples (41) and of candidates in Torino (17).


Gazeta WyborczaBerlin is gentle on Warsaw. President Andrzej Duda’s meeting with Mr Gauck and Ms Merkel, consultations between the Polish and German Governments over Polish-German cooperation – Berlin tries to mollify Warsaw.


El PaísBattle of Verdun centenary: “The forces of division of Europe are back.” Hollande and Merkel warn against the return of the nationalism that triggered two world wars.

ExpansionBanco Popular: Demands for capital increase of €4 billion. The bank reportedly succeeded in covering its offer to collect €2.5 billion.


The Times I dare you to depose me, Cameron tells rebels. The prime minister will dare backbenchers to carry out a threat to depose him in the wake of the EU referendum.

The GuardianTories’ Brexit rift widens as rebels call for Cameron exit. Backbenchers lash out at PM as leave campaign steps up attacks.



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