Human activities

Push to create new flag carrier gains momentum

Slovenia has been beset by poor air connectivity since the demise of Adria Airways in 2019 and has struggled to attract foreign carriers to Ljubljana with subsidies. After months of rumours, it appears a push will now be made to create a new air carrier based on studies showing that not having a national carrier has had a significant impact on the economy.

To find Europe’s best bike routes, a cycling writer asked the crowd

When it came time to put together "Cycling Atlas Europe," a new guidebook detailing 350 single-day rides across the continent, sports writer and cycling expert Claude Droussent, 65, knew where to turn: Strava, a fitness app that lets cyclists (and runners and hikers) record their routes with GPS and then share them with one another, and that calls itself "the largest sports community in the wor

Students develop seeding tool to re-green burned forests

With an aim to re-green the burned forestlands, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University students have developed a seeding tool named "Seedrone," which can do seeding from the air.

A group of students from Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University Vocational School of Technical Sciences has developed a project for the re-greening of forests damaged by fires.

Athens buses, trolleys to hold work stoppages on Labor Day

Buses and trolleys in Athens will take part in the mobilisations marking Labor Day on Monday with work stoppages at the start and end of the day's shifts.

According to their unions' announcements, buses and trolleys will not be running from the start of the shift until 9 a.m. and from 9 p.m. until the end of the shift.

38 Chinese Aircraft and 6 Ships approached Taiwan in One Day

Taiwan's armed forces recorded 38 Chinese military aircraft and six ships approaching the island in one day, Taiwan's defense ministry said, citing local and foreign media.

"From 06:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27 to 06:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 38 aircraft and 6 ships of the People's Liberation Army of China were observed around Taiwan," the ministry wrote in Twitter.

Austria will continue to Block Bulgaria and Romania for Schengen until it sees a Drop in Asylum Seekers

Austria will maintain its veto on Schengen expansion, which it imposed on Bulgaria and Romania, until it sees a "sustained decline" in the number of asylum seekers, said Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg in an interview cited by Politico.