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Protesters opposed to Heathrow expansion are wondering whether Johnson remains committed to supporting them, another in a series of questions plaguing the Conservative candidate.
Boris Johnson under pressure in UK prime minister race
#Europe #UnitedKingdom #Politics
Blue Bully, which is buying Red Hat, is a pusher of #swpats in #europe (yes, #redhat is in trouble) https://www.worldipreview.com/news/tpn-europe-2019-keep-software-patents-simple-says-ibm-lawyer-18249 older: http://techrights.org/2019/01/15/red-hat-ibm-swpats/
The Italian bid was up against a joint candidacy from Sweden's Stockholm and Are. #Sport #Europe #Italy
Pier into the history of Dún Laoghaire | Letter
#HenryJames #Books #Ireland #Europe #UKnews
Both pilots ejected after collision, which took place over Lake Drewitz

German police have found a body near a crash site in the north-east of the country after two Eurofighter Typhoon jets operated by the military collided during a training exercise.

Both pilots ejected after the collision, which took place at about 2pm on Monday over Lake Drewitz in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, about 175km (109 miles) north-west of Berlin.
Body found after two Eurofighter Typhoon jets crash in Germany
#Germany #Europe #Worldnews
Home secretary seeks review of system that would end EU citizens’ free movement

Migrants coming to the UK could face varying minimum salary thresholds depending on where they live under proposals put out for review by the home secretary, Sajid Javid.

The white paper on post-Brexit immigration policy, published in December, included a to-be-determined minimum salary threshold for high-skilled workers. The current minimum salary for most experienced workers coming from non-EU countries is £30,000.
Javid suggests post-Brexit migration salary rules could vary by region
#Immigrationandasylum #SajidJavid #Politics #UKnews #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe
Georgian Dream party chief says 2020 parliamentary elections will be based fully on a proportional system. #Georgia #Russia #Europe
Maarten van der Weijden swims in canals that have not been used for skating in 22 years

As Europe braces for a heatwave this week, a Dutchman is swimming the route of the country’s most famed ice skating race, which has not been held for two decades as the climate crisis bites.

Instead of skating the 121 miles (195km) of the daunting Elfstedentocht (11 cities race), the Olympic gold marathon swimmer Maarten van der Weijden is ploughing his way through its canals.
Dutchman swims ice-skating track at risk from global heating
#Netherlands #Worldnews #Climatechange #Swimming #Europe #Environment
An island that shuns clocks? It won’t stand the test of time | Julian Baggini
#Timemanagement #Lifeandstyle #Norway #Europe #Worldnews
Key figure in Spain's Citizens party quits over far-right alliance
#Spain #Thefarright #Europe #Worldnews
Rights groups call the allegations baseless as civil society figures face life in jail over 2013 Gezi Park protests. #Turkey #Protests #Europe #MiddleEast
Nikos Metaxas, 35, admits to a dozen charges of premeditated murder and kidnapping

A Cypriot army captain has pleaded guilty to a dozen charges of premeditated murder and kidnapping of five foreign women and two girls.

Nikos Metaxas, reading from a prepared statement ahead of his sentencing later on Monday, told a three-judge criminal court panel that he did not “have any clear answers” why he committed the killings and that he had “struggled” to figure out the “why and how.”
Cypriot army captain pleads guilty to killing five women and two girls
#Cyprus #Europe #Worldnews
Cypriots worry about the effects recent gas explorations will have on the tourism industry, and on relations with Turkey. #Europe #Cyprus #Business&Economy
‘I can change it for others’: the woman who exposed Irish smear tests scandal
#Ireland #Cervicalcancer #Cancer #Health #Society #Europe #Worldnews
About 250,000 people gathered in Prague to direct anger at Andrej Babiš, who has been labelled a threat to democracy

An estimated 250,000 people have demanded the resignation of the Czech Republic’s prime minister in the country’s biggest display of dissent since the 1989 velvet revolution that ended communism in the former Czechoslovakia.

In a setting loaded with historical symbolism, demonstrators from across the country crowded into Prague’s Letna park – site of a pivotal protest 30 years ago credited with forcing the communist regime from power – to voice anger over Andrej Babiš, a billionaire leader who campaigned on an anti-corruption platform but has himself become a symbol of perceived malfeasance.
Czech Republic: protesters demand prime minister's resignation
#CzechRepublic #VáclavHavel #Czechoslovakia #Europe #Worldnews
The death of Vadym Komarov, a 58-year-old who focused on corruption, comes against backdrop of rising attacks on media. #Ukraine #Europe #Journalism #PressFreedom #Journalismunderfire #Media
Poet, dancer and a reggae singer were among those displaying their skills in Sicily

A teenage poet from Nigeria, a reggae singer from Sierra Leona and a Colombian dancer were among those competing in Sicily this weekend in a UN-backed talent show aimed at reshaping the narrative around migrants.

Refugees Got Talent, the first event of its kind to be held on an international level, featured dozens of people seeking shelter from war-torn countries, as well as victims of human trafficking. This weekend, 13 finalists showed off their skills in Catania, performing songs, music, art and theatre in front of a judging panel that included the British actor Douglas Booth.
Refugees Got Talent: UN-backed show aims to change perceptions
#Refugees #UnitedNations #Italy #Europe #Worldnews
Footage published by the Observer shows Bannon claiming that he helped craft Johnson's resignation speech as FM. #UnitedKingdom #Europe
Succession based on nepotism at #Europe ’s second-largest institution #epo served to shown how inherently broken things had become and why cover-up of #injustices is nowadays paramount
At least 268 people - mostly Syrian refugees - died in the Lampedusa shipwreck in October 2013, including 60 children. #Italy #Refugees #SyrianRefugees #Europe
Neighbours had complained of shouting, doors slamming and screaming at Johnson's London apartment that he shares with partner Carrie Symonds. #Europe #UnitedKingdom #Politics
Inquiries confirmed following controversy over death of anorexic teenager

Three euthanasia cases involving women with psychiatric conditions and dementia are under investigation in the Netherlands, the Observer can reveal.

Prosecutors confirmed that the deaths, in 2017 and 2018, were being investigated for potentially breaching strict conditions in the 2002 law that allows people in the Netherlands to ask a doctor to help them die.
Three euthanasia cases face investigation in Netherlands
#Netherlands #Worldnews #Europe #Assisteddying
An EU net zero carbon footprint by 2050 target was scuppered by four governments, dependent on fossil fuel economies. #Environment #Europe
Following anti-Russia unrest in Tbilisi, Moscow says it will suspend Georgian airlines from flying in its territory. #Russia #Georgia #Europe #Aviation
"As my mandate as a European MP ends after ten years of fighting, I want to tell these young mobilised people that it is up to them to take up the torch. I also want to convince them that for a greener #Europe , we need more tax justice."
A major new sculpture exhibition is opening in the UK - the Yorkshire Sculpture International celebrates the work of 18 artists from 13 countries. #Europe #UnitedKingdom #Arts&Culture
#EPO continues its bold journey towards #dictatorship (where presidencies are passed between friends and ‘circles’ are former colleagues or close confidants) http://techrights.org/2019/06/22/team-campinos-ruins-epo/ #europe #patents #swpats
Spain's Supreme Court overturns the lesser conviction of sexual abuse and holds the men guilty of rape. #Europe #Spain #Politics
#EPO Directors Would be Wise to Rebel Against #TeamCampinos While They Still Have the Job http://techrights.org/2019/06/22/team-campinos-ruins-epo/ #europe #corruption #patents
Calais-based human rights observers report ‘relentless harassment’ of asylum seekers

British and French authorities have ramped up attempts to prevent refugees reaching the UK with camp evictions in north France running at several a day, new analysis reveals.

More than 800 clearances of migrant camps near the ports of Calais and Dunkirk have been recorded since last August, a zero tolerance strategy that campaigners say is designed to stop migrants attempting to cross the Channel by boat.
Record refugee evictions at camps in France to halt Channel crossings
#Migration #Refugees #Calais #France #Humanrights #Europe #UKnews
American Front Group #OpenInventionNetwork (Riding the #Linux Brand) is a Proponent of #SoftwarePatents in #Europe http://techrights.org/2019/06/22/oin-and-european-policy/ #swpats
Trouble in Paradise: the rise and fall of Germany's 'brothel king' | Hilke Lorenz
#Sexualviolence #Globaldevelopment #Germany #Europe #Worldnews #Prostitution #Sextrade #Society
How we paired up with a network of political scientists to create a wide-ranging series and a groundbreaking database

Last summer I attended a closed-door gathering of political scientists in Segovia, Spain, surrounded by the medieval spires of the Castile and León region. The scholars had flown in from across the world to spend a few days reviewing academic literature on the vexed subject of “populism”.

One of the academics showed me a graph charting how the number of Google searches for “populism” had rocketed in 2016, around the time of the UK’s Brexit vote and the election of US president Donald Trump, and remained high ever since. For decades a niche topic mostly studied by specialists in Latin America, the study of populism was suddenly very much in vogue.

Brexit is only part of the story of the decline in trust in British elites that has a long roots
Exploring the rise of populism: 'It pops up in unexpe... Show more...
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