I’m a bit slow on the uptake – I had not until today really noticed the inaugural speech that was made by new European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering. See the EP’s News Service about it here. That’s probably because his speech was notable for the things he did say, rather than what he did not say. The German EPP MEP explained at some length how the Parliament needs to put its house in order, streamline its business etc., but of course completely failed to mention the main issue that blights the Parliament’s work – the ludicrous Strasbourg seat of the European Parliament. Monica Frassoni mentioned the issue for the Greens, but that was about it. So Hans-Gert can carry on Poettering around, but until he gets to grip with the OneSeat issue, nothing is really going to change.
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🇪🇺 citizen, 🇬🇧 passport, 🇩🇪 resident. Teaches @CollegeofEurope. Used to analyse Brexit, now tweets about 🇪🇺🛤 #CrossBorderRail. Member @die_gruenen
This stat doesn’t surprise me at all. There’s a lot all of us can learn from how Czechia organises its public transport!
I think that @petebrandy single handedly massively increases this average 😅🇨🇿
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Really, Thalys pricing 😳
Two trips - 1 to Brussels end of October, 1 to Brugge and Amsterdam mid November - and the prices are eye watering
Brussels, and back from Amsterdam, I have to foot the costs myself (for events that are unpaid - both #CrossBorderRail advocacy)
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