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Professor: “Unsustainable” if the commuter housing cases in the Storting are not reviewed

The President of the Storting was given a commuter home she was not entitled to. But nothing more will happen with this or similar cases. It is not sustainable, say two of the country's leading professors in public law. The Storting has 143 homes that Storting representatives can live in for free. But then they must have been resident or registered more than 40 kilometers from the National Assembly. s Photo: Hans O. TorgersenIn recent months, Aftenposten has revealed that several Storting representatives have received free housing in Oslo from the Storting, even though they have owned housing less than 40 kilometers from the National Assembly. The regulations state that Storting politicians must be resident or registered in the population register more than 40 km from the Storting in o...

In the Drôme, Greenpeace blocks the departure site for convoys of radioactive waste

Pierrelatte, November 16, 2021 - Since 8:30 am this morning, activists from Greenpeace France have been blocking rail access to the Orano storage site in Pierrelatte in the Drôme, where a French spent uranium train bound for Russia is being prepared. Greenpeace France denounces the irresponsibility of the nuclear industry and the French government in the management of radioactive waste. (communicated)At the immediate exit of the Orano site, a truck displaying "Stop radioactive trafficking" was positioned by Greenpeace on the railway line and activists are hung under the truck and on its sides.Two contracts - one binding Orano (formerly Areva) to the Russian state-owned company Rosatom, the other binding EDF to Rosatom - provide for the export of French spent uranium to Russia, a practice ...

Media: how to register for the Independent Press Day organized by SPIIL in Paris

The Syndicate of the independent press of online information (Spiil) invites you in 15 days for a new edition of the Day of the independent press, Tuesday November 30, face-to-face at the Maison des Métallos (Paris XI) and in line.The theme this year: "How to take advantage of platforms while maintaining your independence?" "Social networks, search engines, podcast apps, etc. Digital platforms have become essential for the media. They facilitate the dissemination of their content, at the same time as they increase the circulation of false information. They make it possible to reach new audiences on the condition of playing the game of opaque algorithms. Finally, they open up new economic opportunities, while capturing a substantial portion of media revenues.This 2021 edition of Independ...

Europe: MEPs agree on 2022 EU budget

Provisional agreement concluded Monday evening between Parliament and the Council. Over € 479.1 million on top of Commission proposal for key priorities such as health, youth and climate action - Restoration of essential funds for key programs following EU government cuts - The agreement still needs to be formally approved by Council and Parliament European ParliamentOffice in FranceAgreement on the EU budget for 2022: investing more for a strong recoveryMEPs fought for and secured stronger support for health, research, climate action, SMEs and youth in the EU budget for 2022.On Monday evening, Parliament and Council negotiators reached a provisional agreement on the EU budget for 2022, just before the expiration of the conciliation period scheduled for Monday, November 15 at midnigh...

Trial. Comments on unaccompanied minors: a fine of 10,000 euros required against Eric Zemmour

"Contemptuous, outrageous remarks", and "a violent rejection" of the immigrant population. The prosecution requested this Wednesday 10,000 euros fine, with the possibility of imprisonment in case of non-payment, against Eric Zemmour, tried for his controversial remarks on unaccompanied minor migrants. The court's decision has been reserved and will be released on January 17."The limits of freedom of expression have been crossed", and the far-right polemicist, who was not in the courtroom on Wednesday, was guilty of incitement to hatred and racial insult, said the prosecutor Manon Adam, asking "100 days fine to 100 euros" in conviction.Under the guise of talking about minors, he targets the immigrant populationAt the start of her requisitions, she reread a large part of the remarks accu...

Coronavirus – SNI fears a major impact for the hospitality industry and nightclubs

(Belga) The Neutral Union for Independents (SNI) welcomes the decision of the Concertation Committee (Codeco) not to have closed any sector in the face of the epidemic rebound, but fears a significant economic impact on the hospitality industry and nightclubs. "Many measures seem to us more symbolic than effective," he said in a statement Wednesday evening. As the Covid-19 epidemic strengthens, Codeco, meeting on Wednesday, announced a series of measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. Among these is the obligation, in addition to possession of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST), to wear a mask in events, catering and the nightlife. A measure that the SNI considers "disappointing". "Hospitality operators will have to act even more like police officers. It is not their job. The plea...

Coronavirus – USA: 2.6 million young children have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus

(Belga) Some 2.6 million children aged 5 to 12 have already been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the United States, said Jeff Zients, the coordinator of the fight against the pandemic at the White House on Wednesday. This means that about 10% of children in this age group received their first dose of vaccine in the first ten days of the campaign after approval of the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine for this age group. Young Americans can get vaccinated in 30,000 places, 10,000 more than last week. According to Jeff Zients, the pace has accelerated considerably. Authorization has also been requested in Europe to administer the same vaccine to children aged 5 to 12. A decision from the pharmaceutical authority EMA is expected before Christmas. (Belga) Reference-www.rtl.be

Ruud turned around after being “outclassed”: Took the first Norwegian victory in the ATP playoffs

(Casper Ruud - Cameron Norrie 1–6, 6–3, 6–4) Casper Ruud (22) was played in the first set against Cameron Norrie (26), but fought back and won the match in three sets. Now he has everything in his own hands in the battle for a semifinal place in the ATP playoffs. 17. nov. 2021 23:02Last updated just nowWIN: Casper Ruud won the match against Cameron Norrie.1 of 3Photo: MARCO BERTORELLO / AFPAftenposten collaborates with VG-sporten. Therefore, as an Aftenposten reader, you also get articles and services created by VG.- It was a small turning operation. Of course, it was fun in the end. It did not start so well, says Ruud to Discovery + after the match. Ruud says the important thing for him was that he managed to raise the level in his own serve and in that way got many easy points. - In ...

Ruud woke up after a bad start: Took the first victory in the ATP playoffs

(Casper Ruud - Cameron Norrie 1–6, 6–3, 6–4) Casper Ruud (22) was played in the first set against Cameron Norrie (26), but fought back and won the match in three sets. Now he has everything in his own hands in the battle for a semifinal place in the ATP playoffs. WINNER: Casper Ruud. Photo: Luca Bruno / APAftenposten collaborates with VG-sporten. Therefore, as an Aftenposten reader, you also get articles and services created by VG.After Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas had to retire with an injury earlier Wednesday, Cameron Norrie became the opponent of Casper Ruud in the Norwegian's second match in the generous ATP playoffs. Ruud outright crushed Norrie in the final of the San Diego Open in September with the set numbers 6-0, 6-2, but on Wednesday it was Norrie who started clearly the best. Th...

France: fine required against Eric Zemmour for provocation to hatred

(Belga) The prosecution demanded a fine of 10,000 euros on Wednesday, with the possibility of imprisonment in the event of non-payment, against the French far-right polemicist Eric Zemmour, tried in Paris for his controversial remarks on migrants unaccompanied minors. "In view of the violence of the remarks and the context in which they were made", and the fact that Mr. Zemmour "already has a judicial past", the prosecutor asked for "a hundred days fine at one hundred euros". The trial of the putative presidential candidate opened on Wednesday morning in his absence. The 63-year-old former journalist is summoned to appear for complicity in provoking racial hatred and racial insult. In September 2020 on CNews television, the columnist said of unaccompanied foreign minors: "They have not...