Tallinn-Warsaw-Berlin-Brussels would probably be nicer (less gas burnt on ferries) but that's probably not going to happen at least until 2024 if #RailBaltica succeeds.
But at least in 2022 I'll be able to easily go to #Brussels by train from #Helsinki via #Stockholm and #Malmö. (Should be feasible in two nights, one for the Turku-Stockholm ferry and one for the final night train.) Thank you, Sweden!
Look, #Slack suddenly likes competition.
Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes
Trollish official photos from #EUCO: Special European Council: Backstage (2020-07-19, Bruxelles).
«The Dutch prime minister has just 75 deputies in his country's 150-seat parliament so he'll need opposition support to ratify any deal he strikes with the bloc.»
Once again, #encryption is not the point. French police seized conversations "simply" by taking control of central #EncroChat systems and running their own software on the users' devices.
«Swedish oat-milk maker Oatly AB secured $200 million in new capital from an investment group led by Blackstone and a group of celebrities. #Oatly plans to use the money to expand in its existing markets, which will entail hiring in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.»
«One middle-school teacher in a rural area told Reuters their school had removed traditional comic-like picture books called lianhuanhua, or "linked images," popular in China until the 1990s; books about Christianity; books about Buddhism; and notably, copies of “Animal Farm” and “1984” – George Orwell’s classic novels about authoritarianism which have been available in China for decades.»
«MLOL è da oggi pronta ad accogliere anche le collezioni digitalizzate della biblioteca e cessa di essere un semplice aggregatore di risorse (commerciali e aperte) acquistate dalle biblioteche o provenienti da altre istituzioni di conservazione.»
Esce uno strumento per la #trasparenza del Parlamento europeo e io accorro. Ma niente, i MEP italiani si attestano su un agevole livello zero di partecipazione. Solo Croazia e Cipro scioperano di piú; immagino che i crumiri (Conte, Zanni, Dreosto, Tinagli e Caroppo) saranno presto puniti.
Per fortuna io voto gli europarlamentari della #Finlandia. Della persona che ho votato posso conoscere ogni mossa.
Il sito del vincitore del contratto Consip per la #sicurezza della #PA ha un certificato scaduto. E niente.
«But from the very first days, it was clear that the Nazi plan had failed. The Brest Fortress was protected to the last drop of blood by its defenders of more than 30 ethnicities. Throughout the war, the feat of the Soviet people knew no national boundaries – both in large-scale decisive battles and in the protection of every foothold, every meter of native land.»
Go figure. The last (head of state) defender of non-national states is... #Putin the globalist?
«The #UN #HumanRights Council on Friday condemned discriminatory and violent policing after the death of #GeorgeFloyd in Minneapolis last month and ordered a report on #SystemicRacism against people of African descent.»
CDC takes a strong stance against state-owned media.
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