The European Parliament has expressed itself: we are moving towards a ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles starting from 2035

From 2035 it will no longer be possible to sell new endothermic cars. It is on this premise that the European Parliament expressed itself on 8 June. A result that did not come easily, and which led to a split in the majority, and which will have to be confirmed in the EU Council. Now, in fact, there is a negotiation phase, with the document that will be passed on to the Commission for the interinstitutional negotiations envisaged by the European regulations with the EU Council. It is therefore a new series of negotiations between Parliament, the Council and the Commission.

Beyond the frictions, however, this is an epochal moment, with the part dedicated to 4 wheels which was welcomed with 339 votes in favor, 249 against and 24 abstentions. The document follows the Fit for 55 plan strongly desired by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen with the aim of drastically reducing CO2 emissions.

Ursula von der Leyen

Rejected the amendments proposed by the EPP, with which it was asked to apply the obligation of zero emissions to 90% of the entire car fleet, instead of 100%. This may allow for the introduction of 10% of new thermal vehicles from 2035 onwards, making the provision less restrictive. However, the fact that the amendments did not provide for a deadline for this derogation ran counter to the climate neutrality target already set for 2050. The two amendments were rejected with 264 votes in favor, 328 against and 10 abstentions.

The amendment that passed, however, is the so-called “save Motor Valley”, expressly addressed to Italy with an exemption on CO2 emissions standards up to 2036 reserved for those houses that produce a maximum of 10 thousand vehicles per year . This is obviously a proposal aimed at protecting the car companies of the Italian Motor Valley that focus on quality rather than quantity.

The majority in Parliament was not cohesive, in the vote on the controversial trading system for emissions quotas (Ets) with which the aim is to tax CO2 emissions is suitable for road transport and boilers, including domestic ones. The reform was blocked by the Socialists after an EPP amendment was passed in the classroom which postponed the elimination of the free emission allowances enjoyed by large European industry to the period between 2028 and 2034 (originally scheduled for 2026-32). The chapters Ets, Social Fund for the Climate and carbon tax at the borders thus return to the Environment Committee.

13th June (’22): International Albinism Awareness Day


International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is celebrated annually on June 13 to celebrate the human rights of persons with albinism worldwide.


Around the mid-2000s, reports made public a rising number of violent attacks on and murders of persons with albinism in Tanzania. Many reports have accused perpetrators of attributing magical powers to the bodies of persons with albinism, and thus being motivated to use them for lucky charms and occult rituals. Until 2015, perpetrators killed more than 70 victims and harmed many more. In response, the Tanzania Albinism Society (TAS) and other NGOs began campaigning for the human rights of persons with albinism. TAS celebrated the first Albino Day on May 4, 2006. It became National Albino Day from 2009 onwards and was eventually called National Albinism Day.

On an international level, the Canadian NGO Under the Same Sun (UTSS) joined late Ambassador of the Mission of Somalia to the United Nations (UN), Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari-Bari, in his effort to pass a resolution promoting and protecting the rights of persons with albinism. Such a resolution came about when the Human Rights Council on June 13, 2013, adopted the first resolution ever on albinism. Later on, in its resolution 26/10 of June 26, 2014, the Human Rights Council recommended June 13 to be proclaimed as International Albinism Awareness Day by the United Nations’ General Assembly.The UN’s General Assembly, then, adopted on December 18, 2014, resolution 69/170 to proclaim, with effect from 2015, June 13 as International Albinism Awareness Day. The chosen date is reminiscent of the UN’s first ever resolution which was passed on June 13 a year before. Today, IAAD is celebrated around the world from Tanzania, to Argentina, to Senegal, to Fiji, France, the United Kingdom and Namibia.

♬ Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Young Thug – POTION

LYRIC

[Pre-Chorus: Dua Lipa]
In the whip on a Tuesday night, got the music high
And you by my si-i-ide, si-i-ide
Top down and the moon is high and the mood is right
And you’re by my si-i-ide, si-i-ide, yeah

[Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Late night conversations
Electric emotions
Sprinkled with a little bit of sex
And it’s a potion, yeah
Late night, bodies achin’
Mental stimulation
Sprinkled with a little bit of sex appeal
And it’s a moment, yeah, yeah (Ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, yeah)
[Verse: Young Thug]
I been catchin’ love off a backboard
Runnin’ from your love, that’s what this track for
Fuckin’ every bitch and never tell ’em, no
I’m pushin’ P, they black and white, a Oreo
I been catchin’ love off a backboard
Runnin’ from your lovе, that’s what this track for
Buyin’ niggas’ bitches from the corner storе
Thug, why you wanna do that? I don’t need this love
Ball like Lebron James in the finals
We 14Hunna, just like a minor
I’m yellin’ “Free Big Meech” with designers
Fifteen million hoes ’cause I’m undecided
I’m kickin’ shit, karate, ooh
I’m servin’ bricks somebody hood
Fucked a bitch, catch a charley, ooh
Gucci flip flops and joggers, ooh

[Pre-Chorus: Dua Lipa]
In the whip on a Tuesday night, got the music high
And you by my si-i-ide, si-i-ide
Top down and the moon is high and the mood is right
And you’re by my si-i-ide, si-i-ide, yeah (Ah, ah)

[Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Late night conversations
Electric emotions
Sprinkled with a little bit of sex
And it’s a potion, yeah
Late night, bodies achin’
Mental stimulation
Sprinkled with a little bit of sex appeal
And it’s a moment, yeah, yeah
[Bridge: Young Thug]
Feelin’ fly tonight, yeah, yeah
Goin’ with the motherfuckin’ vibe, yeah
It’s goin’ down tonight, oh, yeah
But don’t you leave, don’t you move
Ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom ’bout you, ayy, oh

[Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Late night conversations
Electric emotions
Sprinkled with a little bit of sex
And it’s a potion, yeah
Late night, bodies achin’
Mental stimulation
Sprinkled with a little bit of sex appeal
And it’s a moment, yeah, yeah (Ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, yeah)

[Post-Chorus: Dua Lipa]
Sprinkled with a little bit of sex
And it’s a potion, yeah
Sprinkled with a little bit of sex appeal
And it’s a moment, yeah

[Outro: Young Thug]
(Huh)