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17/07 – Today’s headlines from across the EU

EUROPEAN HEADLINES

BBC Europe - Poles rally against controversial reform of judiciary. Protesters say the bill, passed by the Senate on Saturday, will erode judges’ independence and undermine democracy. It gives MPs and the justice minister the power to appoint judges without consulting judicial circles.

FRANCE

Liberation

Turkey – Who will stop Erdoğan?

After further purges in the administration on Friday, the head of state transformed this weekend the commemoration of the failed coup d’état of July 15, 2016 in celebration of his power.

GERMANY

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Billions of surplus for unemployment insurance

Employment Agency denies reduction of fees / Bundesbank advises relief

ITALY

Corriere Della Sera

Ius soli, Gentiloni’s halt

Italian Premier: law to be voted after summer. Immigration crisis: NGOs violating code to be banned

POLAND

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

Protests against bills

Project changing the Polish judiciary and strengthening the position of the Minister of Justice have met opposition, and public demonstrations were organised yesterday.

SPAIN

El Pais

Catalan regional government speeds up the independence referendum process

Catalan Parliament to hold a plenary session next 26 to modify the rules of the Chamber and activate the illegal consultation

BELGIUM

Le Soir

Olivier Maingain takes over in Brussels

The Défi president does not pull the plug from the Vervoort government, and criticises CDH for not understanding Brussels’ particularities.

GREECE

Ta Nea

Lasting robbery

Shock for 2,240,000 pensioners, professionals and farmers.

HUNGARY

Magyar Nemzet

Migrants would be taken back to Libya

Rome would give EU visa to 200,000 illegal immigrants to make them leave

PORTUGAL

Negocios

Altice deal with no political brake

Purchase of Media Capital will be a long process. Competition to demand remedies. Impresa under the spotlights.

 

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