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Today’s headlines from across the EU – 22/06

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

FT –  EU leaders urge Tsipras to strike deal ahead of Greek crisis summit. Brussels seeks details of reform plans. Warning over release of €7.2 billion in debt relief.

WSJE – Greek crisis approaches its endgame. Athens drafts last-ditch offer to break impasse.

INYT – ECB plays a dual role in crisis over Greek debt. With its tough stance on loan relief, rescuer may also be executioner.

FRANCE

Le Monde – Intelligence: a foreigners’ surveillance regime never seen before. A disposition adopted by the Parliament will give intelligence services the right to monitor foreigners without control.

Les Echos – SFR plays poker to dominate the telecom market. Patrick Drahi spends more than €10 billion to take over Bouygues Telecom. Emmanuel Macron denounces an “opportunistic rap-prochement” between the two telecom operators.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ)Intense mediation attempts take place ahead of the crisis summit on Greece. Merkel, Hollande and Juncker discuss with Tsipras by phone. Bankruptcy is near.

Suedeutsche Zeitung – Juncker and Draghi campaign for confidence. Fearing impact of the Greek crisis, the heads of European Commission and ECB present reforms for the eurozone

ITALY 

La Repubblica – Athens’ last offer: “We will raise taxes.” Euro: at least a reform. Today, Alexis Tsipras will present his final plan to the EU. On Thursday and Friday, the Eurogroup will reveal its final plan to reform the Eurozone.

Il Sole 24 Ore – Sectorial analysis in decline: tax authorities’ controls decrease.190,000 taxpayers have to amend their tax situation. However risks for persons who won’t do it are limited,

POLAND

Gazeta – The ticking Athens – will Greece revert to the Drachma?Bankruptcy or being put back on the Europe’s drip? The coming days might bring decisions on Athens leaving the Euro Area.

SPAIN

El Pais – Pedro Sanchez is looking for power through centre and moderation. The PSOE’s lead-er distances himself from Podemos. He uses the Spanish flag as a symbol of unity beyond ideologies.

Expansion – Low cost gasoline gets 34% of the market. Repsol, Cepsa, BP and Galp strike back to stop supermarkets.

UK

The Times – Knife crime on increase as stop and search falls. Police chief warns more youths carrying weapons.

The Guardian – Last-ditch talks to save Greece. Brussels offer six-month reprieve as Tsipras weighs his response.

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