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Famed Belgian statue wasted 1,000 to 2,500 litres of fresh clean drinking water each day

For four centuries the celebrated Manneken Pis – the “peeing boy” in the local Dutch dialect – has embodied the laissez-faire culture of the Belgians.

But, to the surprise of officials in the city of Brussels, it has emerged that the bronze statue had been weeing fresh clean drinking water – some 1,000 to 2,500 litres of it a day, sufficient for the use of 10 households – directly into the city’s sewers.
Manneken Pis no longer peeing water down the drain
#Belgium #Europe #Worldnews #Water #Environment #Sculpture
 
#unitoodailynews, #freesw, #softwarelibero, #software, #foundation, #europe, #humanrights Copyright Directive – EU safeguards Free Software at the last minute
https://fsfe.org/news/2019/news-20190326-01.html #unitoodailynews
 
Police investigating after 59-year-old lost control and hit a tree at Grandvalira resort

A British tourist has died while snowboarding in Andorra.

The 59-year-old man lost control and hit a tree, according to a statement from the Grandvalira ski resort.
British man dies after snowboarding crash at Andorra ski resort
#Andorra #Europe #Worldnews #UKnews
 
Brexit: Government may ignore result of indicative votes process, says Hancock - live news
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2019/mar/26/brexit-government-may-ignore-result-of-indicative-votes-process-says-hancock-live-news
#Politics #UKnews #TheresaMay #Conservatives #EuropeanUnion #Europe
 
Editorial board says Vatican tried to discredit them after they denounced abuse of nuns

The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican’s women’s magazine have quit after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them “under the direct control of men” that increased after they denounced the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy.

The editorial committee of Women Church World, a monthly glossy published alongside the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, made the announcement in the planned 1 April editorial and in an open letter to Pope Francis.
Female journalists quit in protest at Vatican 'climate of distrust'
#Vatican #Italy #Gender #Europe #Religion #Worldnews #Newspapers&magazines #Catholicism #Media
 
Is it too soon, too unsettling, for pro-IRA chants to be trivialised? | Una Mullally
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/26/pro-ira-chants-trivialised-declan-rice
#Ireland #IRA #UKsecurityandcounter-terrorism #NorthernIreland #UKnews #Europe #Worldnews
 
House of Commons votes to give itself control of timetable starting on Wednesday so lawmakers can vote on alternatives. #Brexit #UnitedKingdom #TheresaMay #EuropeanUnion #Europe
 
Free movement, housing and social security rights at risk, says parliamentary report

EU citizens living in the UK would be stripped of their freedom of movement, housing and social security rights by Home Office legislation introduced to regulate immigration following Brexit, a parliamentary report has warned.

Despite repeated government reassurances that their privileges will be protected, a study by the joint committee on human rights (JCHR) concludes that more than 3 million Europeans living in Britain would be left in legal “limbo”.
Warning of legal limbo for 3m EU citizens living in UK after Brexit
#Brexit #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #UKnews #Humanrights #SajidJavid
 
With the clock ticking on the short article 50 extension granted last week by the EU, the House of Commons tonight voted by 329 to 302 to force a series of indicative votes on the future course of Brexit. See how your MP voted
How did your MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?
#Brexit #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews #HouseofCommons
 
Alexis Tsipras says helicopter he was onboard ‘welcomed’ by Turkish planes violating Greek airspace

Greece’s prime minister has said Turkish fighter jets harassed the helicopter in which he was travelling during a visit to a remote Greek island to celebrate his country’s independence day.

Alexis Tsipras said he was “welcomed” by Turkish fighter jets violating Greek airspace during his arrival on Monday on the small eastern Aegean island of Agathonisi.
Greek PM: Turkish fighter jets harassed my helicopter
#Greece #AlexisTsipras #Europe #Worldnews #Turkey
 
Theresa May says there is not enough support for new Brexit vote but hopes to secure parliamentary support for the deal. #Europe #Brexit #TheresaMay #EuropeanUnion #UnitedKingdom
 
Former guerrilla fighter had previously denied any responsibility for the deaths

Cesare Battisti, an Italian writer and former leftwing guerrilla fighter extradited to Rome from Bolivia in January, has confessed to murdering four people in the 1970s, after decades of denying involvement.

Prosecutors said Battisti, who until now had always professed his innocence, admitted to killing two people and being the instigator in the murder of two others under questioning at the high-security Oristano prison in Sardinia.
Cesare Battisti admits murdering four people in Italy in 1970s
#Italy #Worldnews #Europe
 
Will Jeremy Corbyn take the Brexit tide at the flood? | Letters
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/25/will-jeremy-corbyn-take-the-brexit-tide-at-the-flood
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Labour #JeremyCorbyn #Politics #Article50 #WilliamShakespeare #UKnews #Foreignpolicy #Europe
 
Theresa's last supper was a festival of ordinary men. But which is Judas? | Hannah Jane Parkinson
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/25/theresa-may-boris-jacob-chequers
#Brexit #TheresaMay #IainDuncanSmith #BorisJohnson #JacobRees-Mogg #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics
 
British travellers will need to get passport stamped and may be asked about purpose of visit

British travellers will get a stamp in their passport every time they enter and leave the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the European commission has confirmed.

The announcement on border checks was revealed just days after the British government secured a short extension that shifts the Brexit deadline to 12 April.
Brussels confirms return of border checks under no-deal Brexit
#Brexit #Article50 #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #UKnews
 
Brexit: May chairs cabinet ahead of statement to MPs as calls for her resignation continue - live news
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/mar/25/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-chairs-cabinet-ahead-of-statement-to-mps-as-calls-for-her-resignation-continue-live-news
#Politics #UKnews #Brexit #TheresaMay #Conservatives #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Article50 #HouseofCommons
 
The confusion around Russian ‘meddling’ means they’re already winning | Gabriel Gatehouse
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/25/russian-meddling-vladimir-putin-vladislav-surkov
#Russia #Europe #Worldnews #VladimirPutin #RobertMueller #USnews #DonaldTrump #Brexit #Article50 #UKnews
 
Forum for Democracy, which blamed the Utrecht attack on immigration, has become the biggest Dutch party in the senate.
Forum voor Democratie: Why has the Dutch far right surged?
#Netherlands #Europe #TheFarRight
 
Women on the frontline: female war photographers – in pictures
https://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2019/mar/25/women-frontline-female-war-photographers-in-pictures
#Newsphotography #Artanddesign #Womeninjournalism #Culture #Media #Photography #Newspapers&magazines #Exhibitions #Germany #Europe
 
After dramatic rescues, some 900 people still on board as the cruise ship reaches Molde port on Norway's west coast. #Europe #Norway #Environment #Weather
 
#copyright #europe #eu #de https://twitter.com/jwildeboer/status/1109815568557899781 hey, Jan and @fosspatents - did you know #teamUPC insinuated #upc opponents must be bankrolled by someone, maybe "RUSHA"?
 
Transport ministry’s cycling helmet campaign called out by SPD’s women’s wing

An advertising campaign by Germany’s transport ministry to persuade cyclists to wear helmets has sparked accusations of sexism, as it features a model wearing just a helmet and underwear.

With the slogan “Looks like shit. But saves my life”, the advert features a profile-shot of Alicija Köhler, a competitor in the gameshow Germany’s Next Topmodel sporting a violet coloured helmet and a lacy bra.
German bike safety ad featuring model in bra and helmet 'sexist'
#Advertising #Womensrightsandgenderequality #Germany #Gender #Media #Cycling #Europe #Worldnews
 
People living near invisible line separating island lament being used as Brexit bargaining chip. #Ireland #Brexit #Europe #UnitedKingdom
 

Nach EVP-Rausschmiss: Viktor Orbán wettert weiter gegen EU


Orban forderte am Sonntag seine Zuhörer auf, bei der Europawahl im Mai seine Partei zu wählen, um "den Brüsselern zu zeigen, dass in Ungarn das geschieht, was die ungarischen Menschen wollen". Es gehe nicht an, dass "nach links driftende und rückende Parteien" in Brüssel entschieden, was in Ungarn und in Europa geschehe.

Großen Unmut hatte zuletzt eine Plakatkampagne erregt, die den EU-Kommissionspräsidenten Jean-Claude Juncker in einer verunglimpfenden Fotomontage mit dem liberalen US-Investor George Soros zeigte. Beigefügte Texte unterstellten den beiden, die illegale Migration nach Europa zu fördern.
#Orbán #ViktorOrbán #EVP #EPP #Europa #Europe #EU #EuropäischeUnion #Soros #Georgesoros #Realitätssinn #Realität #Fidesz #Politik #News
 
What to do with the former ISIL fighters and their families? Chechnya seems to have found a way. #Europe #Chechnya #Politics
 
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