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31/08 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FT Europe

Brussels’ €13 billion tax bill clears way for further crackdowns on Apple

Dublin ordered to claw back cash; Vestager urges other authorities to examine figures.


EU hits Apple with record bill

European Commission demands tech giant repay $14.5 billion in tax breaks to Ireland.


Israel quietly allowing pirate settlements

Over 40 Orthodox Jewish families live in Mitzpe Danny, one of a string of outposts on a strategic ridge with breathtaking views southwest to Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives and east all the way to Jordan. They are part of an expansive network of about 100 outposts established mostly over the past two decades without government authorization.


Le Monde

The British government divided on the Brexit agenda and its extent

Two months after the referendum, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is preparing the agenda for the country’s exit from the EU.

Les Echos

The bet

Emmanuel Macron resigned on Tuesday from the Economy ministry. He intends to open a “new chapter”, with the Elysée in sight.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Brussels irritated by calls for to end TTIP negotiations

EU Trade Commissioner Malmström: “not failed”. Gabriel blames American part.
Sueddeutsche Zeitung

“From deep conviction”

Germany, 31 August 2015: Angela Merkel says the three words that will go down in history of her chancellorship: “We can do it.” A year later, the CDU leader explains why this is still correct for her and why Germany in particular must not duck away.


La Repubblica

The accusation of the bishop at the funerals: “The man is the killer, not the earthquake”

Municipalities targeted by the investigation. Cantone: works in the school without certification.

Il Sole 24 Ore

European Commission: “Apple has to pay back the 13 billion

The US treasury against the super-fine: foreign investments in the EU at risk.




PWPW gags and frightens media

Polish Securities Printing Works (PWPW), one of 22 strategic state-owned companies that prints money bills, stamps, documents or passports, wants the court to forbid Gazeta Wyborcza, and other media from Agora media group, to write about it for a year. The attempt to block Agora’s publications about PWPW is its feedback to inconvenient questions.


El Pais

Rajoy reaches investiture without votes and Sanchez has no alternative

The President managed to gather 170 seats – six less than the majority. The socialist leader did not say what he will do to avoid new elections.


Rajoy: « Investors want a reliable Spain »

He has proposed seven pacts of State to PSOE in order to implement the term.


The Times

Corbyn on course to win bigger mandate

Rival’s supporters ready to split, Times poll finds.

The Guardian

Apple rages at EU’s €13bn tax demand

Warning over jobs as US giant told to make huge back-payment to Ireland.




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