I read this https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.eu...watch-live-meps-debate-eu-poland-legal-crisis:
"All eyes are now on the new budgetary mechanism, which could freeze payments for Poland, the largest recipient of EU funds. The scheme, applicable since January, is based on a complex procedure and exchange of notifications between Brussels and the government suspected of breaching EU law. It could take up to nine months for the European Council to approve the final suspension."
Where do we read that we need an unanymous vote?
Police stop and question anyone out and about? It happened here in April 2020 and Jan 2021, but mostly on the roads and in city centres. People who were driving in and out of towns were stopped and asked for proof they were essential workers. Our neighbour got stopped with his van full of subcontracted staff trying to head down to Southampton.
It's fair to point out that the neighbour didn't have a legitimate reason for travel. He and his buddies were touting for business out of area and shouldn't have been travelling. They were probably trying to cash in on other workers sticking to the lockdown rules.
For the first time, a fusion reaction has achieved a record 1.3 megajoule energy output – and for the first time, exceeding energy absorbed by the fuel used to trigger it.
Although there's still some way to go, the result represents a significant improvement on previous yields: eight times greater than experiments conducted just a few months prior, and 25 times greater than experiments conducted in 2018. It's a huge achievement.
Physicists at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will be submitting a paper for peer review.
My guess is that Putin is testing the waters with the changed geopolitical climate.
That being said, it's a bit tragic that Finland didn't take the NATO option when the political climate was a bit calmer.
Tragic? I don't think so. There are NATO members in Europe which would not be defended if article was invoked and there are non NATO members in Europe which would be defended instantly if attacked by an NATO adversary. I believe Finland is there.