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Current news 06 Jul 2016

Today's news

Here are today’s top stories:

– U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May is leading the race to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron in the Conservative party. May has one MP more than the other four candidates.

– The U.K. will publish the “Chilcot Report” today, which will reveal the country’s role in the Iraq war. The report is expected to disclose Tony Blair’s role in the conflict, which some say could lead to a prison sentence for the former Prime Minister.

– ECB President Mario Draghi will participate in the 8th ECB statistics conference.

– Today the European Parliament is holding a new plenary session where it will vote on the first EU rules to protect companies from possible cyber-attacks.

– In Sao Paolo, the corporate forum “What Brexit means for the world (and Brazil)” is taking place.

Uruguay’s Central Bank Governor Mario Bergara is giving a conference on “Current Economic Challenges” at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation.

– Today Germany’s Cabinet will approve the 2017 budget bill and financial plan until 2020, with a commitment to maintain zero deficit.

2016 San Fermín festivities start today with the traditional “chupinazo” rocket launch.

– Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will meet with PNV at The Moncloa to gain their support to form a government.

The Spanish Association of Fintech and Insurtech is presenting the “White Book: Essential Guide to the Fintech Sector in Spain” which addresses the regulatory issues needed for the sector.

– In Barcelona, Vueling cancelations and delays are slowly improving – a situation the Ministry of Public Works is following closely to ensure that the airline complies with the contingency plan that hopes to resolve its operational chaos.

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