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30/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT – Beijing finally gives up on one-child rule. China has said it will abandon its much resented one-child policy, introduced in 1979 when the Communist party feared runaway population growth.

WSJE – China ends one-child rule. Each family is allowed two children as Beijing confronts ill effects of reproductive controls.

INYT – From symbol to scapegoat? Case of a man who walked. Channel tunnel reveals legal risks for migrants.

Le Monde – Europe goes one step backward against diesel lobbies. In the wake of the Volkswagen scandal, the European Commission wanted to impose more binding emissions tests.

Les Echos – Renault-Nissan: Macron pulls Ghosn back into the line. He rules out any strengthening of Nissan. “Carlos Ghosn is CEO,” not shareholder, the minister recalls.


Frankfurter Allgemeine – Workforce reductions and branch closures at Deutsche Bank. CEO Cryan wants to reduce costs by €3.8 billion. Share price down by nearly seven percent.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung – Heckler & Koch is suing the federal government. The arms manufacturer sues the federal government because no licenses are granted for export of components of G36 rifles to Saudi Arabia.


La Repubblica – Marino defies Renzi: I will remain Mayor. Rome Mayor, Ignazio Marino, refuses to resign and is preparing to resist pressure from Matteo Renzi, even if he is being investigated for embezzlement.

Il Sole 24 Ore – French raid on Telecom. Niel (Iliad): we have 11.2%. Internet billionaire Xavier Niel bought an 11.2% stake in Telecom Italia from mid-2016, becoming the second-largest investor after Vivendi.


Gazeta Wyborcza – Who will get PLN 500 per child, and how will they get it? According to politicians of Law and Justice (PiS), it will be the key item in the agenda of the new government. It refers to the election promise of aiding families with PLN 500 per child. The state budget and municipalities must get ready for a huge and costly operation.


El Pais – Most Catalans reject the declaration of independence. More than 70% of Catalans are opposed to Artur Mas as president, according to a Metroscopia poll.

Expansion – Sacyr is looking for a strategic partnership to grow. The company is in talks with industrial and engineering companies such as Foster Wheeler.


The Times – Police want powers to see public’s web history. Demand over secret data ahead of spying bill.

The Guardian – China abandons one-child policy. Couples will be allowed to have two children. Officials hope move will combat ageing population. Activists argue the change does not go far enough.




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