Schlagwort-Archiv: Europa

Pink Venice.

The announcement of the event was spread in the beginning of April 1989, triggering a bitter polemical debate in the following three months, particularly concerning the city's decorum and the fear that the excessive volume of the music could damage its artistic heritage. The Superintendency of Cultural Heritage therefore set a limit of only 60 decibels so as not to damage the Byzantine mosaics of St. Mark's basilica [...]

Wikipedia: Pink Floyd in Venice: A Concert for Europe

Eurolectricity.

The Spanish-Portuguese wholesale market intervention is a thought-through instrument that has, despite significant drawbacks, merits for the specific context. However, three conditions need to hold to make the intervention work as intended: little interconnection to neighbouring countries, an unconstrained gas market, and only limited forward hedging. In many European countries outside the Iberian Peninsula, none of these prerequisites holds.

To mitigate the impact of high energy prices, targeted measures such as income support (e.g. Bethuyne et al. 2022) are better policies than an intervention in the wholesale market.

Anselm Eicke Lion Hirth Christoph Maurer Jonathan Mühlenpfordt Ingmar Schlecht: The Iberian electricity market intervention does not work for Europe

Creative Commissioner.

Nicht die Bürokratie ist das Problem, sondern die Menschen, die sich hinter ihr verstecken.

Rena Tangens: Laudatio zum BigBrotherAward für die irische Datenschutzaufsicht (DPC)

Nucleurope.

Schon jetzt kommen die ersten Lkw mit Fässern voll mit grünem, nachhaltigem Atommüll aus allen Mitgliedsstaaten am Hauptsitz der EU-Kommission in Brüssel an, wo sie entladen werden. Mehrere tausend sollen folgen.

Der Postillon: Nach Einstufung als "nachhaltig": Europas Atommüll kann künftig im Hauptquartier der EU-Kommission gelagert werden

In 15 Minuten.

I’m 70 now and all my life I’ve heard that the Russians would one day make a surprise attack and, within 48 hours occupy the Eiffel Tower. Fait accompli! We in the West were weak – perhaps not right now but we would be within the next five if we did not invest much more in ”defence”.

Well, these damn Russians haven’t come yet – another reason we shouldn’t trust them, I assume!

Jan Oberg: Evidently the West Cannot Live without Enemy Images–Go See a Shrink so We Shall All Live in Peace

Karfruchtten.

For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions shall apply:

1. Fruit:

— fresh, sound fruit, free from deterioration, containing all its essential constituents and sufficiently ripe for use, after cleaning, removal of blemishes, topping and tailing,

— for the purposes of this Directive, tomatoes, the edible parts of rhubarb stalks, carrots, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, melons and water-melons are considered to be fruit,

[...]

EUROPEAN COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2001/113/EC, ANNEX III

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Relational Map.

Manche Leuten erklären ihre (ehemaligen) Beziehungen am besten mit einer Europakarte, bei anderen reicht ein Stadtplan.

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