Category - Europe

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Feb

Iceland: Reykjavik: bad weather–Feb 25

Roads around Reykjavik likely to close tomorrow—Feb 25, including to int. airport According to today’s weather forecast, all roads that lead to and from Reykjavik will be closed for a while tomorrow as a storm passes over the capital.   The storm was expected but seems to be getting stronger. The Icelandic Road and Costal …

23
Feb

The Netherlands: storm, winds will affect trains, flights today

Atlantic storm hits The Netherlands: train services reduced, Schiphol warns of delays Commuters are being warned they face delays on both public transport and the roads on Thursday evening as a major storm moved in from the Atlantic. The KNMI weather bureau has issued a code orange weather warning for south and western parts of …

23
Feb

Bulgaria: Sofia: building evacuated due to bomb threat

Sofia Municipality Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat An evacuation has begun of the building of Sofia Municipality in Moskovska St. due to a signal about a bomb, reported BGNES.   The signal about a bomb was submitted at a very interesting moment when there are several questions related to the lack of quality in the …

22
Feb

Finland: Air Traffic Controller strikes planned for March 3-13

Possible air traffic strikes beginning March 3 Air traffic employee strikes may affect air traffic between 3 – 13 March.   The Finnish Aviation Union (IAU) has issued three strike notices for the following time periods:   03.3.2017 at 14 – 19 (Helsinki Airport) 08.3.2017 at 15 – 19 (Helsinki Airport and the Finnish regional …

10
Feb

France: Montpellier: 4 arrested in bomb plot

Four people, including a 16-year-old girl, who were believed to be preparing a terrorist attack were arrested in southern France on Friday after bomb-making materials were found in the home of one of the detainees, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office.   The three other people taken into custody near the city of Montpellier were …

9
Feb

Sweden: bomb threat on trains from Gothenburg and Sodertalje

BOMB THREAT – Stockholm – All train traffic in, out of Gothenburg, halted after 2 trains in Gothenburg and Sodertalje, near Stockholm, evacuated after receiving bomb threats on Feb 9. http://www.thelocal.se/20170209/trains-evacuated-after-bomb-threat-gothenburg-stockholm-sodertalje  

7
Feb

Germany: Berlin airports: strike planned for Feb 8: 5-9 am

Severe disruption to air traffic expected The trade union Ver.di has announced strikes of ground staff at Berlin’s airports Schönefeld and Tegel on 8 February between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Due to the strike action, the airport company expects severe disruption of air traffic. We kindly request that all passengers to enquire about the …

7
Feb

Finland: aviation workers threaten strike Feb 17 (talks ongoing)

Aviation workers could strike at start of winter school holiday in Finland Norwegian airline and the travel agencies TUI and Tjäreborg may be hit by a workers’ strike during Finland’s school winter vacation week, which could affect travellers for days. Many schools in Finland close for the week starting on February 20. The Trade Union …

3
Feb

Paris: Man armed with machete was shot at Louvre’s shopping centre

The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre’s shopping centre, was shot in the abdomen and seriously injured. One soldier sustained a slight head injury. PM Bernard Cazeneuve said the attack was “terrorist in nature”. The Louvre is home to numerous celebrated art works, including the Mona Lisa. The incident began at 10:00 …

1
Feb

France, Spain, Portugal: high winds, coastal flooding Feb 3-6

Damaging winds to whip across France, Spain from Friday into Sunday A series of storms from the Atlantic will unleash multiple rounds of powerful winds from France into Spain. Locations across northern Spain and western and central France will be at the greatest risk for travel disruption as powerful winds blast the region each day …

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