Estranged couples do not have to stick to court orders during coronavirus crisis

The president of the District Court has said estranged couples are free to vary family court orders during the coronavirus crisis as long as both parties agree. District Court president Judge Colin Daly urged parents to communicate with each other and use video technology to facilitate child access as the Family Courts move to dealing almost exclusively with emergency domestic-violence cases...

€4.1 billion can still be mobilized in EU Budget to tackle #Coronavirus crisis  

Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the first coronavirus measures during the extraordinary plenary session on 26 March, Siegfried Muresan MEP, the European People’s Party (EPP) vice president and EPP Group vice chairman responsible for EU Budget, proposed to mobilize additional €4.1 billion in the EU Budget. “Unprecedented times require unprecedented actions. The EPP fully...

EU chief says Greece is Europe’s shield in migrant crisis

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrants in Greek custody at the border with Turkey on Tuesday The head of the European Commission has sent a strong message of support to Greece in its attempts to stop migrants crossing its border from Turkey. "Our first priority is to ensure order is maintained at the Greek external border, which is also a European border," Ursula von der Leyen said. She...

There is no dodging the demographic crisis – VoxEurop (English)

In parts of Europe, emigration poses a much bigger challenge than immigration. A few decades from now, writes Slavenka Drakulić, Croatia will be a country of old people with nobody left to take care of them. And instead of real solutions, politicians offer nothing but empty promises and patriotic slogans. Back in December, many were mystified when a Croatian member of the European Parliament...

The climate crisis Trump ignores the most

Scanning his record of remarks about climate change, Bump concluded that Trump “may not actually understand the mechanism that is warming the planet” and that he routinely conflates the concerns of environmentalism, writ large, with concerns over carbon emissions warming the planet. (Never mind, of course, that his administration has set about gutting environmental protections and...

#ICYMI: Propane panic, job vacancies and a bus ‘crisis’

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante with Societe de transport de Montreal chairman Philippe Schnobb, centre, and STM director general Luc Tremblay, inside a new hybrid bus on Thursday November 21, 2019 following the STM 2020 budget announcement. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 63530 - 3879 Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette Busy day? Here’s what you might have missed.STM director...

Bus shortage ‘a crisis,’ STM director admits

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante with Société de transport de Montréal chairman Philippe Schnobb and STM director general Luc Tremblay arrive for 2020 STM budget press conference on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette Montrealers shouldn’t believe the city’s transit agency when it says it will improve bus service next year, say opposition councillors.They say...