Italy’s populist government is failing its first big test over the Genoa tragedy | John Hooper

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Genoa bridge collapse Italy’s populist government is failing its first big test over the Genoa tragedy John Hooper Why did the Morandi bridge collapse? The clues lie in divisions within the populist coalition of Five Star and the League A lorry that managed Läs mer…

Genoa bridge collapse: angry families threaten state funeral boycott

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Genoa bridge collapse Some grieving relatives refuse to take part in ‘a farce of a funeral’ as frustration mounts Relatives of victims of a collapsed highway bridge at the Fiera di Genova, where some of the victims are laid in state. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA Läs mer…

Anger as Austria's foreign minister invites Putin to her wedding

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Austria Critics say Russian leader’s attendance undermines EU’s tough stance over Ukraine Karin Kneissl and Vladimir Putin take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Soviet second world war memorial in Vienna in June. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images Vladimir Putin is to attend the Läs mer…

Government given two weeks to respond to Brexit legal challenge

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Group representing Britons living in EU countries argues referendum was not fair vote Theresa May’s government insists the legal action is out of time and a similar challenge has been dismissed. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Government lawyers have been given a two-week deadline to Läs mer…

Denmark says time is running out to avoid no-deal Brexit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Danish finance minister says he agrees with assessment that chance of no deal is 50-50 Jensen said Theresa May’s Chequers plan was a ‘realistic proposal for good negotiations’. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA Time is running out to strike a Brexit deal, according to the Läs mer…

Politicising the Genoa tragedy is just the latest Europhobic ruse | Natalie Nougayrède

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Genoa bridge collapse Politicising the Genoa tragedy is just the latest Europhobic ruse Natalie Nougayrède Europe has successfully faced down its sceptics before. It will do so again ‘Bodies were still being pulled out of the rubble when Matteo Salvini used the Genova Läs mer…

Italy's crumbling infrastructure under scrutiny after bridge collapse

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Italy Construction boom of 1960s led to mafia involvement and use of cheap materials to boost profits The buildings beneath the collapsed Morandi Bridge. Photograph: Laura Lezza/Getty Images The collapse of a bridge in Genoa on Tuesday, which killed 39 people, is the latest Läs mer…

EU urged to step in after Romania protests led to violence

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Romania European commission called on to defend rule of law in wake of injuries at protests Police use pepper spray during a demonstration in Bucharest. About 100,000 people protested nationwide. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Reuters EU authorities are facing calls to defend the rule of law Läs mer…

Brussels rejects Italy's claim bridge collapse linked to EU spending rules

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Italy EU commission says it has encouraged investment in infrastructure in Italy, after attack by far-right minister The collapsed Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters Brussels has dismissed claims by Italy’s populist government that EU spending rules prevented the Läs mer…

Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Religion Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster follower denied right to wear colander in ID photos Mienke de Wilde, pictured wearing a pasta strainer, is considering taking her case to the European court of human rights. Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/EPA The Dutch council Läs mer…

Green space in every schoolyard: the radical plan to cool Paris

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Resilient cities Cities Green space in every schoolyard: the radical plan to cool Paris Playground oases could benefit students and city alike, but will making them public prove too controversial in a city on high alert? One of the models for the redeveloped schoolyard, Läs mer…

Decriminalisation of domestic violence in Russia leads to fall in reported cases

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Russia Campaigners say sharp decline is due to new law deterring women from contacting police A lone woman protests in Moscow against the decriminalisation of domestic violence. Photograph: Vladimir Gerdo/TASS Russian women suffering domestic violence are being deterred from going to the police since Läs mer…

Frites first: the Belgians making audiences laugh, sing and squirm

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Edinburgh festival 2018 The Edinburgh festival’s Big in Belgium season features daft whimsy, a Eurovision anthem and a headlong charge into uncomfortable territory Nele Needs a Holiday: The Musical, part of the Big in Belgium showcase at the Edinburgh fringe festival. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Läs mer…

Will a second referendum be just another Brexit fantasy? | Martin Kettle

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Brexit Will a second referendum be just another Brexit fantasy? Martin Kettle Support is growing for a People’s Vote. It could backfire spectacularly Supporters of the People’s Vote march through central London, June 2018. Photograph: Anna Gordon for the Guardian At every turn, Läs mer…