Highlights of the week of October 16-22

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Highlights of the week of October 16-22

Members of the European Parliament came to Disneyland, but for some reason they were not happy. In Switzerland, people prepare for the most unusual road show, and riots break out in the red light district.

Mickey Mouse's deputies

Every month, members of the European Parliament rent two trains to travel to Strasbourg, where plenary sessions are held. This is a forced measure to avoid an excess of cars on the nearly 500-kilometer stretch of road between the two cities.

In October, however, things didn't go according to plan, and instead of arriving in the city on the German border, the politicians ended up at a completely different station serving Disneyland Paris. Unfortunately, the MPs were not as excited as a child — after all, matters of national importance cannot be delayed. However, to lighten the mood, many joked on social networks.

It worked: the mood of those around us improved. By the way, the MEPs arrived in Strasbourg almost on time - the delay was only 45 minutes.

Cheese Roadshow in Switzerland

If you thought you could only eat cheese, think again. You can also roll it. Of course, only if the head of the cheese is round, but that's just a technical detail.

Swiss cheese makers thought the same thing when they decided to roll a 100-kilogram wheel of cheese through the country. The idea is to draw attention to the industry's problems. According to the producers, this year, for the first time, more imported cheese was sold than domestic cheese.

The wheel is made from 1,000 liters of milk and is about 90 centimeters in diameter. It travels 100 kilometers from the Jumi cheese factory in Zaziwil through Langnau, Entlebuch, Lucerne, Küssnacht am Rigi, Zug, Wedenswil and Zurich before arriving in Winterthur.

A riot in the Red Light District

Workers from the sphere took to the streets of Amsterdam to protest the relocation of the neighborhood. They were joined by ordinary residents of the city. Most of the demonstrators are wearing masks to preserve their anonymity.

Workers in the neighborhood are protesting the relocation of their jobs because of their established habits. The neighborhood itself has become a trademark of Amsterdam, even if negatively. Its relocation could have a negative impact on the number of visitors and the finances of the city.

Local residents are also protesting the move, but for a different reason — they don't want new "interesting" neighbors. Instead, they are proposing increased policing and crime control.

Talks about moving the neighborhood to the suburbs have been going on for years. The first proposals were made in 2007, but nothing has been done.

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Authors: Aleksandr, Kadriia

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