Category - Europe


France: Lyon: parcel bomb explodes

Explosion in French city of Lyon leaves several people injured An explosion in the city of Lyon on Friday evening has injured at least seven people. The small blast occurred around 5:30 pm local time (11:30 am ET) in a central shopping area, near the intersection of Victor Hugo road and Sala road. Its cause […]


BA: from Oct 4, Heathrow to Kiev and St Petersburg stop

British Airways has confirmed it is to cease flights from London Heathrow to both Kiev and St Petersburg from October 4. In the case of St Petersburg, the carrier has been operating flights to the Russian city since 1971, but said that the route “is no longer commercially viable”. BA said that “We will work […]


Italy: strike update for May

Friday, May 17, 2019 General Strike: Trains, maritime and local transportation personnel will be on strike! Trains for 8 hours, starting 9 am on May 17th. Local ferries for the whole day on May 17th. Local transportation for 4 hours with different starting times depending on the specific location (no further details are available). Please […]


Italy and the Balkans: flooding

Rain and thunderstorms will spread over much of Italy and the Balkans into Thursday as a slow-moving storm system moves over the region. Flooding was reported in parts of eastern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia as downpours struck the region on Monday. On Tuesday, flooding spread into Bosnia and Herzegovina. Rescuers were searching for a 6-year-old […]


Netherlands: May 28: 24-hour train/public transport strike

Dutch train drivers and public transport workers in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague will go on strike on May 28 in a campaign to have the state pension age frozen at 66 and to ensure pensions rise in line with inflation. The 24-hour strike may also include regional transport workers, who are still considering their […]


France: May 14-19 2019: airline pilot strike

France: Airline pilots postpone strike to May 14-19 Airline pilots union postpones strike until May 14-19; flight disruptions likely during the strike period the National Union of Airline Pilots (SNPL) postponed its strike, originally scheduled from Monday, May 6, to Saturday, May 11, until the following week: Tuesday, May 14, to Sunday, May 19. The […]