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BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at eurdesk@ap.org.

VOLKSWAGEN -- Volkswagen's board holds a meeting as the world's top carmaker struggles with the fallout from an emissions-rigging scandal. Timing to be determined.

MIGRANTS-FINLAND-IRAQI INFLUX -- Finland, a country of 5.5 million people on the edge of the Arctic, has suddenly and unexpectedly emerged as a top destination for Iraqis who are crossing the Mediterranean to Europe along with hundreds of thousands of others fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 1000 GMT.

FRANCE-UBER -- Two Uber executives face jail time, hundreds of drivers have spent countless hours at the police station, and established competitors have at times resorted to burning tires and snarling traffic to make a point. Ride-sharing services like Uber are under increasing pressure to work with skeptical governments -- with France in the lead -- but lawmakers themselves aren't immune to the pressure of the hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers who just want a ride home. By Lori Hinnant. UPCOMING: Developing from trial beginning at 0700 GMT.

FRANCE-NAZI ART -- The French government opens its World War II archives to help produce an unusual book: a catalogue of more than 1,000 paintings, tapestries and sculptures amassed by top Nazi Hermann Goering -- including many stolen from Jews deported to death camps. The foreign minister says it's aiming to remind modern readers of Nazi spoliations and other horrors. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1200GMT.

INTERNATIONAL COURT-MALI -- An alleged Islamic extremist charged with involvement in the destruction of historic mausoleums in Timbuktu appears before an International Criminal Court judge for the first time. By Mike Corder. Upcoming: 300 words by 1200 GMT. AP photos planned.

EUROPE-ECONOMY -- Inflation figures for the 19-country eurozone are expected to drop, a sign of a weak economy that is likely to put more pressure on the European Central Bank to provide more stimulus. By Pan Pylas. UPCOMING: 500 words after data release at 0830 GMT.

With: GERMANY-ECONOMY and FRANCE-ECONOMY.

GEORGIA-IS -- The first court hearing will be held for Georgians arrested in Pankisi Gorge for Islamic State group allegiance.

RUSSIA-PUTIN -- President Vladimir Putin meets with members of the Russian government at 1000GMT. On merits.


Updated : 2021-09-18 04:10 GMT+08:00