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12/10 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


BBC EuropeSpain celebrates National Day amid political turmoil. Spain’s royal family is attending National Day celebrations amid a political crisis sparked by Catalonia’s disputed independence referendum. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told MPs on Wednesday that democratic Spain was facing its most serious threat for 40 years. Madrid may impose direct rule. Mr Rajoy has given the Catalan leader five days to clarify whether or not he has declared independence.


Frankfurter Allgemeine

Madrid prepares for taking over control in Catalonia

Activation of Article 155 initiated. Rajoy demands clarity from Puigdemont.



Spain waiting for them to talk to each other

Crisis resolution in Catalonia requires dialogue.


El Pais

Agreement PP-PSOE: section 155 and reform of the Constitution

The Spanish government will intervene on the autonomy if Mr Puigdemont does not rectify before Thursday 19.


Il Sole 24 Ore

Bankruptcy law: go-ahead to reform

Pre-crisis alerts arrive – Orlando: There will be no more references to failures.


De Tijd

Low income are the most taxed in Belgium

IMF: Tax burden almost twice as heavy as European average.



Cyprus in the vise of Moscow-Washington

Involved in the Bowder case that affects Putin-Trump.



If Trump cancels the nuclear agreement with Iran, he will not be able to control the consequences

In a TV transmission today, President Donald Trump will probably set a process in motion that can lead to the collapse of the nuclear agreement with Iran signed in 2015. This will undermine other countries’ trust in the U.S. as a reliable partner, not least states with ambitions of becoming nuclear powers, say critics.


The Times of Malta

New authority to take charge of all roads

The government is planning to take responsibility for road maintenance away from local councils through the setting up of a new Roads Authority, the Times of Malta has learnt.



Sale of Novo Banco

Brussels forces to cut costs with staff.



Erdoğan attacks the US in Serbia

Turkish President Erdoğan in Serbia has accused John R. Bass, the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, for the growing tensions, claiming that he is personally responsible for the interruption in issuing of visas.


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