#Europe agenda: Tragically funny: “Paris mayor mocks ‘absurd’ fine for hiring too many women

In Uncategorized on December 23, 2020 at 12:53

Anne Hidalgo – “joy” at being fined

Paris Deputy Mayor: ‘It will be an honour to pay the fine’

Paris authorities are being fined €90,000 for promoting too many women to senior positions in 2018.

Paris mayor mocks ‘absurd’ fine for hiring too many women

City mayor Anne Hidalgo mocks the “absurd” penalty for breaking equal employment rules.

Coronavirus: European nations tighten restrictions ahead of Christmas

The Netherlands and Germany will be in lockdown over the festive period after Covid-19 cases spike.

Hungary bans same-sex couples from adopting children

A new law says only married couples can adopt, with some exceptions for single relatives.
The Financial Times – Joe Miller in Frankfurt and Clive Cookson in London

In the 11 months since they devoted themselves to stemming the deadliest pandemic in over a century, Ozlem Tureci and Ugur Sahin’s precious few private moments have been spent exercising along deserted suburban streets near their home in the German

The anniversary photo of the Finnish government party leaders accidentally ends up looking like a (mild) metal band promo shot

How a lockdown ‘sex party’ doomed a Hungarian Euro MP

It was not just breaching Covid rules that did for Hungarian Jozsef Szajer but claims of hypocrisy too.

Brexit trade talks: ‘Big differences remain’ – Ursula von der Leyen

Following a phone call with Boris Johnson, Ursula von der Leyen said trade deal talks would continue.

Coronavirus: Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf says coronavirus approach ‘has failed’

Sweden has been criticised for its more relaxed approach to handling the pandemic.
London Placed Under Lockdown as U.K. Warns of New, Fast-Spreading COVID-19 Strain

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Christmas celebrations must be canceled and non-essential retailers have to close.

Why Europe’s big cannabis route is so hard to shut

Authorities are struggling to stop smugglers moving drugs over the Greek-Albanian border.
Power socket types in Europe
Happy International Tea Day- Tea in European languages


President Emmanuel Macron of France tests positive for coronavirus, with symptoms of COVID-19

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The office of Emmanuel Macron says on Thursday the French President has tested positive for coronavirus. A contact tracing effort is now under way across Europe, after a series of recent meetings between Macron and EU heads of government.

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