As there were multiple unacceptable comments in the past weeks, I've added a further rule to make it explicitly clear that we won't accept or tolerate racist, antisemitic, dehumanizing or Nazi-Glorifying behaviour.
Hey, I guess a new banner picture every month would be a nice touch. As there are many nice spots in Europe, it would be nice to have every month a different banner picture from a beautiful spot in Europe. This will be a trial and if it works well, we will do this regularly.
I look forward to your contributions ☺️
- Picture must be made on the European continent
- You must adhere to the local laws in your country and the Germans one aswell
- Only real pictures, no AI generated ones
- You must have took the picture and have all rights to it, or it has a Licence where usage is possible (e.g. Creative Commons), please indicate it accordingly.
- No personal identifiable data in the picture. Please blur any licence plates or faces (except when it's a mass gathering of people e.g. a Christmas market, and the picture shows the christmas market and not singles out a single person )
- Please provide a short description where the image was taken and what it shows
- Deadline will be the 24.11.23 23:59
Postnord cannot order its employees to deliver mail to Tesla.
This is what the company writes in a statement to the Solna district court - where they also refer to "force majeure".
It was on Monday that Tesla sued the Swedish Transport Agency and Postnord, after the electric car manufacturer did not receive registration plates for new cars distributed. This is because the postmen and other employees are members of trade unions that strike in sympathy with Tesla in the company's conflict with IF Metall.
Now Postnord responds in a statement to the Solna District Court.
Postnord about Tesla: "Not true" Initially, the company writes, via the law firm Mannheimer Swartling, that Tesla's lawsuit is "characterized by invective and irrelevant descriptions" and that it is not true that Postnord's actions would be "system threatening" or some kind of "attack" against Tesla.
- That we would have such an attitude or work in the manner alleged in the lawsuit is unrealistic and incorrect, says Anders Porelius, press manager at Postnord, in a press release.
Postnord claims to be neutral and outside the conflict between Tesla and the unions, but believes that it has an "obligation to respect the measures taken".
"Postnord assesses that Seko's and ST's sympathy measures constitute both a legal and a practical obstacle for Postnord to provide Tesla shipments that are addressed to Tesla," the company writes in its statement.
Refers to force majeure According to Postnord, the company has no control over the situation and therefore refers to force majeure. The company also emphasizes that the right to strike is constitutionally protected, and therefore applies over and above the distribution obligation in the Postal Act.
In the 14-page opinion, the lawyers at Mannheimer and Swartling then go through why they believe that Tesla's request for interim security measures should be rejected. They write, among other things, that Postnord's agreement is with the Swedish Transport Agency and not with Tesla, so if there is anyone who can request the ordered signs, it is the Swedish Transport Agency. They also write that Tesla can "easily" order new signs and collect them from the manufacturer.
The Solna district court must now decide what obligations Postnord has pending trial.
A right-wing Greek newspaper launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after his abrupt cancellation of talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Sunak snubbed Mitsotakis just hours before the pre-planned meeting after the Greek Prime Minister raised the repatriation of ancient historic artefacts .
No objection was raised in the Parliament plenary to opening negotiations on the basis of the committee vote. The committee had earlier adopted a position paper by rapporteur Javier Zarzalejos (EPP, Spain).
Even though Spain and the conservatives want unrestricted mass-scanning of messages, the parliament's position rejects this part of the proposal.
It's part of the EU lawmaking process that the Parliament, Commission and Council each adopt a position and then go into negotiations with each other on the final form of a law.
News/Interesting Stories/Beautiful Pictures from Europe 🇪🇺
(Current Photo: Oeschinensee, Kandersteg, 🇨🇭) Feel free to post submissions for banner pictures
(This list is obviously incomplete, but it will get expanded when necessary)
- Be nice to each other (e.g. No direct insults against each other)
- No racism, antisemitism, dehumanisation of minorities or glorification of National Socialism allowed