The taboo on the far right in government has been comprehensively broken: Mainstream parties appear happy to cooperate with those once considered “toxic.” Nativist representatives have been invited into ruling coalitions in Denmark, Finland, Italy and the Netherlands to act as support partners for traditional conservatives unable to win parliamentary majorities. No longer derided or dismissed by their mainstream rivals, far-right parties now show themselves capable of winning nationwide elections. Last year France’s National Rally, Italy’s League and Britain’s Brexit Party won the most votes in their countries’ elections to the European Parliament.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the third-busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume and the busiest in Europe in terms of aircraft movement. At peak times, the airport handles more than 100 flights per hour. In this video, Sam Chui provides an inside look at Amsterdam’s air traffic control. I was impressed with the size, technology and professionalism of the entire operation.