Posts published in Day: August 24, 2019

An Estonian student company launches a home composting pilot project

Saturday, August 24, 2019

A former Estonian student company, Wastefox, is launching a home composting pilot project in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, saying it’s the largest of its kind in Europe. The project, called Rohering (“the Green Circle” in Estonian), involves 150 fast composters to be distributed to the residents of Tallinn. The project is being carried out by Wastefox and the Tallinn Waste Centre. Based on the results of the pilot project, the…

MSPO 2019: Eastern Europe mounts tank inventory push

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Most Eastern European countries are focusing their efforts to maintain and strengthen their armoured vehicle inventories. This is being undertaken in accordance with geopolitical ambitions and the availability of funds in  defence budgets. ‘What we see there are some ambitious efforts, deemed to be components from long-term re-armament and upgrade programmes of Soviet-era weapons systems. In general, these actions are beefing up the defence potential at the NATO eastern flank,’…

The 20 cheapest city breaks in Europe, from Vilnius to Prague

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Vilnius has been ranked the cheapest city break, costing just over £100 per person for a two-night break. In a new ranking by TravelSupermarket, the Lithuanian capital was ranked the cheapest city break this autumn, alongside Bucharest, Hamburg, Belfast and Turin. The Best Value Index ranked the median price of a package (including flights and accommodation), a three course meal at an average restaurant and a pint in 50 short-haul city…

New flight from Vilnius to London Southend introduced

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Ryanair announced a new Vilnius route to London Southend, with a three times weekly service commencing in November 2019, as part of Ryanair’s extended Vilnius winter 2019 schedule. Customers in Vilnius can now book their flights to London and Eastern England as far out as March 2020, informs Ryanair. Ryanair continues its Central and Eastern European expansion with the launch of this new route, which follows the announcement of its…

Xenophobic bullying souring lives of eastern European pupils in UK

By Sally Weale on Saturday, August 24, 2019

Eastern European pupils in schools in England and Scotland have experienced increased levels of racism and xenophobia since the Brexit vote, with some accusing their teachers of failing to protect them and even joining in, research claims. The study, led by the University of Strathclyde, found that 77% of pupils surveyed said they had suffered racism, xenophobia or bullying, though such approaches were often disguised as banter. Of the pupils, 49% said the attacks had…

Putin held Security Council meeting to discuss U.S. missile test

Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Kremlin said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin had held a meeting of Russia’s Security Council to discuss a recent U.S. cruise missile test. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that Putin would make “an important announcement” shortly. The Pentagon said on Monday it had tested a conventionally-configured cruise missile that hit its target after more than 500 km (310 miles) of flight, the first…