René Breuel, The Washington Post Published 7:39 am PDT, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 The world went to bed in mourning on April 15. Not since 9/11 had flames and smoke engulfed a beloved landmark the way they overcame Notre Dame in Paris that evening. "Notre Dame is our history, our literature, part of our psyche, the place of all our great events, our epidemics, our wars, our liberations, the epicenter of our lives," French President Emmanuel Macron lamented in front of the burning cathedral. Other European voices added to the sense of collective loss. "Notre Dame belonged to the whole of mankind," said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Newspapers such as El Pais in Spain bemoaned the damage done to "a symbol of European culture." Venice's La Fenice theater tweeted, "We were devastated by fire and every time we were reborn. It will happen to you as well, do not fear, friends!" However sincere and moving these words may be, they betray also a greater … [Read more...] about Notre Dame isn’t just a cultural landmark. Remember that a church was on fire.
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Culture Europe Eastern Europe tourism Culture No doubt, the truly astute adventure traveller has already started devising their 2019 travel itinerary. Especially appealing for that particular connoisseur of fine wine and high-brow culture this year is the Republic of Georgia. Not only Tbilisi and Batumi, which are already on avant travelers’ radar, but also Tsinandali, long revered as the cradle of viticulture. Katskhi pillar. Monastery near the village of Katskhi. The orthodox church and the abbot cell on a rocky cliff. Imereti, Georgia. Getty As oenologist Andrew Jefford attests, ''Georgia is the only country in the world where winemaking methods developed 8,000 years ago have not only never been abandoned but remain, in many ways, the world's best.''Tsinandali Cultural Festival in September 2019. No visit to the Republic of Georgia can end without witnessing a bravura display of khevsuruli, the traditional Georgian mountain dance which originates from the … [Read more...] about Georgia: Europe’s New Cultural Hub
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Sep 19, 4:48 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 09/19/18 AT 4:46 PM The European Union is investigating yet another U.S tech company on antitrust grounds. Margrethe Vestager, the E.U.’s main trust-buster, announced Wednesday that regulators are looking into Amazon’s use of data from its smaller third-party sellers, Reuters reported.The E.U.’s primary concern with Amazon is that the third-party merchants whose products are hosted on the site are also technically Amazon competitors. However, by going through Amazon’s system to sell their wares, they are giving data to Amazon that the e-commerce giant could use in its competition with said retailers.In a press conference, Vestager emphasized that this is a preliminary step and there is not yet a formal case against Amazon. The EU is investigating Amazon. A picture shows an Ipad with an 'Amazon' logo on November … [Read more...] about European Union Investigating Amazon For Possibly Taking Third Party Sellers’ Data
0 Have your say Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival will become a European love-in to mark the last festivities before Brexit is due to take effect. Singers, musicians and performers from Spain, France and Germany will take centre stage as part of a drive to celebrate Scotland’s connections with Europe.Messages expressing Scotland’s love for Europe will be beamed around the world from historic sites across the city for nearly a month. Organisers, who are staging the event under the banner of the phrase “we love you,” have unveiled one of the most international line-ups in the 25-year history of the event to coincide with the run-up to Britain’s departure from the European Union.An Ibiza-themed club night, Germany techno acts and marching bands, and French street theatre groups have all been booked for the three-day festival, which will expand into Edinburgh University’s historic McEwan Hall for the first time.The Scottish … [Read more...] about Edinburgh’s Hogmanay to celebrate Scotland’s European links in run-up to Brexit