A ‘roadmap’ to nowhere? Catalan parliament votes to begin independence process
FRANKFURT, Germany — Some 113,000 Lufthansa passengers were facing domestic and international cancellations Monday due to all-day walkouts at three German airports staged by a cabin crew union protesting cost cuts.
With most of the votes counted it appears that the conservative opposition has won the parliamentary election in Croatia, with the ruling Social Democrats trailing behind in second place. The third strongest party, and therefore a potential coalition partner, is the new liberal party Most. This party will initiate reforms in the country, some commentators write. Others fear Croatia will move further away from the EU once more.
For most Europeans, the climate change threat is elsewhere: the rising sea levels in south Asia; crop failures in Africa; mightier storms in the tropics, drought in the developing world.
Petros Fassoulas is Secretary General of European Movement International
The new government will have to nurture a tentative economic recovery after six years of recession and deal with thousands of migrants from the Middle East streaming through the tiny Adriatic state on their way to western and northern Europe.
“Leave everything valuable in your car or in a locker. They will try to steal it all,” says the woman in charge of the well-being of refugees in the detention centre.
Entrance to the detention camp for foreigners in Bělá-Jezová, Czech Republic. Photo used with permission of author.”Leave everything valuable in your car or in a locker. They will try to steal it all,” says a middle-aged woman who introduces herself as the one responsible for the wellbeing of the refugees stranded in a detention facility approximately 70 kilometres north of Prague.
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