18 years ago...
Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia joined the EU.
A first generation of citizens now entering adulthood have only known their country being in the EU!
This week, we have proposed to suspend import duties on all Ukrainian exports to the EU.
This is another strand of EU support to Ukraine’s economy, beyond macro-financial assistance and grants.
The EU continues to stand firmly by Ukraine.
EDPS launches their own Mastodon and Peertube instances https://edps.europa.eu/press-publications/press-news/press-releases/2022/edps-launches-pilot-phase-two-social-media_en
there is a sickly scent of spring,
as I saunter through the soggy park.
there is a sickly scent of spring.
that point, part way,
part way, but towards the end,
just after the exact high point in the middle of spring itself
when the fumes from the flowers
and you can tell ,
you can tell that they are parallel with puberty.
and the stench
the sweet smells become almost a stench,
and spring becomes vulgar.
such a thick smell that it is almost bitter.
there is desperation in that smell.
desperation that here, spring has sprung,
and yet, for how long?
there is a searing necessity to expel every ounce
of reproductive power
as quickly as possible
before it's all too late.
and even the bird song begins to sound grotesque,
like agonizing screams for attention.
One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.
It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.
It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!
We want a universal right to install and run any software on any device!
Hey I'm the god of C.IM . I manage and care about everything here. May the Force be with you.
C.IM is a general, mainly English-speaking Mastodon instance.