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Madrid wont suspend Catalan Goverment using Art. 155 if Catalan President calls for New Elections.

Madrid wont suspend Catalan Goverment using Art. 155 if Catalan President calls for New Elections.
Madrid wont suspend Catalan Goverment using Art. 155 if Catalan President calls for New Elections.

Did not see that coming. Well played.

Puigdemont can stop article 155 from being activated or he can take the fall of article 155 being activated in Catalonia...

If they pull the same stunt again article 155 is always in the back pocket. He's offering Puigdemont a ladder down from the ledge.

Instead they will execute article 66.

Rovaniemi in Finland.

Rovaniemi in Finland.

Oh, whose mansion is this? Your country leader? Nice one Finland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWIe_M4rdvY

That a lot of snow.

Cool

“We’ve found the object that has caused the explosion” - Maltese Journalist killed in car bombing on Monday.

“We’ve found the object that has caused the explosion” - Maltese Journalist killed in car bombing on Monday.

This is quite clever. But also sad of course.

Found the terrorist.

Very sad. Regardless of your opinion of the journalist, no one should die such a horrendous death. Especially for exercising a right so fundamental.

I hope your mentality isn't common.

Smugglers offer new routes to Europe for jobless Tunisians

Smugglers offer new routes to Europe for jobless Tunisians

Economic migrants=deportation

Anecdotal evidence time: I lived in Tunisia about a year ago. I remember getting into a talk with a local. At one point he mentioned he was living in Belgium half of the time, so I asked him what he did there. He just kind of smirked and said that he's officially unemployed, so he just collects unemployment money and spends it back in Tunis. On the other hand, one of my friends there mentioned their father was smuggled into Italy from Albania, worked menial jobs for years until his wife and daughters were able to come over (legally), and they are now in university. I guess what I'm trying to say is that neither situation is great, just that we need a much more (pan-European?) holistic and effective strategy as to dealing with economic migration, because it's not going to get decrease, it's only going to grow.

It won't work until we fix the loopholes in out asylum system. All they have to do is apply for asylum and suddenly they're precious refugees.

Almost all migrants who entered the EU from a safe country are economic migrants as far as I'm concerned. Not their country of origin, but where they crossed the border.

but we have to keep in place dysfunctional human rights agreements. /s

Iconic choo-choo of the Netherlands: VIRM double-decker intercity

Iconic choo-choo of the Netherlands: VIRM double-decker intercity

I really hope this will turn into "choo-choo's of europe"

Not flaired as Choo-Choos of europe

MOOOODDDDSSS

I fucking love these. Made by Bombardier, as an aerospacer that's obviously a plus as well. Great outside design, the inside has been steadily improving as well. Why?

I'm 1m88. That's not particularly tall in the Netherlands. In all other countries, all public transportation feels cramped. Our previous double-decker trains also felt cramped for me. These? Somehow, they feel spacious, they're very comfortable and they still carry more people per foot of train than the previous generations. From an industrial design perspective, they're really good.

(then there are also some technical improvements under the hood like the new induction machines instead of DC motors, more reliable communication backbone, etc.)

The first iterations had some issues, like inverter whine, frequently malfunctioning catering lifts and pneumatics failures, but that has been consistently solved and replaced over the years.

We've had double deckers since the mid eighties.

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

old pic? Z towers missing.

I was in Riga last year and I crossed the Düna/Daugava because I wanted to get up on the Radio Tower. Completely worth it.

Do tourists actually cross to the other side?

It is very hard to get to the airport without crossing Daugava. You have to go either through Russia or go by ship.

I remember I did, but don't remember why.

Trainy McTrainface, christened today in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Trainy McTrainface, christened today in Gothenburg, Sweden.

All I can see is a pissed off train upset about the decals on its forehead.

And now I can't unsee it.

This train is definitely NOT HAPPY.

Props to the Swedes for actually giving it the winning name.

choo-choos of europe

some mod is bored at work today

Pilot dies on F-18 plane crash near Madrid.

Pilot dies on F-18 plane crash near Madrid.
Pilot dies on F-18 plane crash near Madrid.

The second deadly crash of a spanish military jet within a week. WTF.

The article says the fighter crashed on takeoff at the Torrejón Air Base and that the pilot didn't have time to eject.

What a horrible few days for the Spanish Air Force. DEP.

It's our fault for having extremely low budget. Our maintenance is terrible due to not having the resources. Before this multiple helicopters crashed for simply not working due to technical failures. Spain has one of the lowest military budgets in the EU and NATO.

time to check all the planes

Brexit is turning into a disaster, says Vote Leave chief

Brexit is turning into a disaster, says Vote Leave chief

turning into

Implying it wasn't a disaster from the start ?

Too late now, it’s the will of the people....

brexit was glorious but the evil/nazy/communist EU has ruined/shattered/torpedo it! They took our Brexit!!! /s

and, of course, the reason for that disaster is that Brexit is being implemented by the wrong people, just like the reason why communism in USSR was bad was because it was not real socialism

It's official: already 12 000 French have signed a petition to God for an ''immediate and unconditionnal cancelation of actor Jean Rochefort's death"

It's official: already 12 000 French have signed a petition to God for an ''immediate and unconditionnal cancelation of actor Jean Rochefort's death"
It's official: already 12 000 French have signed a petition to God for an ''immediate and uncondi...

If God manages this one, I promise I will revisit my strong atheist stance.

Never heard of him

He has over 2 billion fans around the world. They meet every sunday, if you want to learn more.

GNOSTIC?! BURN THEM ALL HAHA CATHARS ALL DEAD FRENCH CATHOLICISM BEST CATHOLICISM AVIGNION TRUE POPE

France embraces laïcité.

So individuals can have religion and petition to God. Note that it's not a governemental petition.

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