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01/08 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC Europe - Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 to appear in court. Almost 500 people arrested after last year’s failed coup in Turkey are to go on trial accused of taking part in the plot. The trial centres around the Akinci air base which, the government alleges, was the plotters’ headquarters. Defendants will appear in a purpose-built courtroom outside the capital Ankara, facing charges from attempting to assassinate the president to murder.


Le Figaro

US-Russia: hints of the Cold War

Russian President Putin ordered 755 “American diplomats” to leave Russia by 1 September. A response to US President Trump who, despite being committed to warming relations with Moscow, gave his approval for additional sanctions decided by Congress.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Federal Prosecutors Office takes over investigations in Hamburg

“Radical Islamist background” / Political conflict regarding the obligation to leave the country.


Il Sole 24 Ore

Taxation, Revenue Office plan to recover 15.7 billion

One-off revenue impacts on 2017 objectives.


Gazeta Wyborcza

Szyszko cuts ecoterrorists

The Minister of Environment Jan Szyszko disregards the European order to stop logging in Białowieża forest. His Ministry proposes to end “ecoterrorism” thanks to biology lessons.


El Pais

Catalan far-left group takes radicalism to the streets

The attack to a touristic bus by an extremist group and a demonstration against the Guardia Civil provoke unprecedented tensions in the Catalan bid for independence.


La Libre Belgique

Jeanne Moreau, the death of an icon

Six page special.


Capital Daily

Banks continue reporting high profits

More loans granted to the households, higher revenues from fees and lower impairment costs in a year without stress tests resulted in high bank profits in the first half of 2017.



First evaluation of the development law

Central Macedonia and agrifood and tourism are on the focus.



Big investors never bought as much public debt as now

New debt issuance of the state sold by the banks broke records again, with 69 thousand investors. Nearly 100 applied more than €500 thousand, despite lower remuneration nowadays.



Turkish Stream via Slovenia?

In the midst of complex political-energy games between Russia and the U.S., Slovenia may again become a player at the geopolitical arena.

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