European society is morally ready for life deprivation of rights for repeated drunken driving, the rules are gradually tightening, says Professor at the Belgian University UCLouvan De Vogel.
“What Russia intends to do, that is, to permanently take away the rights of violators with recidivism, is the last step, and I believe that society, even Western ones, is ready for such harshness, but, of course, only in cases of serious recidivism, with victims and with a very high blood alcohol content, «he told RIA Novosti.
In European countries, drunk driving is now more often preferred to fight with high fines and prison terms. The maximum sanctions are as follows:
Britain: up to 3 months in prison and a fine of up to £ 2,500
Spain: may be revoked for 1 to 4 years
Austria: deprivation of rights for six months and a fine of 6 thousand euros
Germany: deprivation of rights for up to 5 years, and for repeated violations — for life
France: up to 2 years in prison, a fine of up to 4.5 thousand euros, deprivation of rights for 3 years
Italy: a fine of up to 6 thousand euros, up to 1 year in prison, deprivation of rights for up to 2 years, as well as confiscation of a car
Serbia: up to 2 months in prison, many penalty points, deprivation of license for 9 months
In Russia, on October 17, a new procedure for the export of children abroad will come into force, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. When exporting a child abroad, one of the parents will be able to establish a ban on leaving for a specific country for a certain period. According to the ministry, foreign parents who have announced a ban on the child’s departure from the Russian Federation will not be able to leave with him on their own. The period for consideration of applications from parents related to the export of children abroad will be reduced from 5 to 2 working days.
The President of the European Council said that he agreed with Xi Jinping to hold an EU-China summit.
Rosselkhoznadzor introduces temporary restrictions on the supply of feed and feed additives to Russia from Bulgaria.
The daily volume of gas transit through Ukraine has almost halved since the beginning of the year, said Yuriy Vitrenko, chairman of the board of Naftogaz. The indicator dropped to less than 100 million cubic meters, he said.
A Russian Navy ship thwarted an attempt by a US destroyer to violate the Russian state border in the Sea of Japan. As specified in the Ministry of Defense, the Admiral Tributs ship warned the foreign ship about the inadmissibility of such actions and that it was in an area closed to navigation due to artillery fire as part of the Russian-Chinese exercises «Sea Interaction-2021».
The Department of Defense called in the US military attaché after the incident in the Sea of Japan. The Ministry of Defense said that they pointed out to the American military attache the «unprofessional actions» of the crew of the destroyer Chafee, which the department accuses of attempting to violate the border in the Sea of Japan.
The US Navy called the Russian Defense Ministry’s statement about the incident with an American destroyer in the Sea of Japan false.
«The statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense is not true. While the US Navy destroyer Chafee was conducting routine operations in the international waters of the Sea of Japan on October 15, 2021, the Russian Udaloy-class anti-submarine ship approached 65 yards (approximately 59.4 m — approx. . TASS) to Chafee «, — indicated in the US Pacific Fleet.
«The interaction was safe and professional,» the message says.
A French court dismissed a claim by Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg against the Yves Rocher company, which they accused of libel.
The National Security Council of Ukraine approved new sanctions against 237 people who participated in organizing elections to the Russian State Duma in Crimea and Donbass, Channel 24 reported.
Representatives of the Taliban movement that seized power in Afghanistan (recognized as terrorist in the Russian Federation and prohibited) will arrive in Russia on October 20 for talks in the “Moscow format” (Russia, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Iran and India).
According to the press secretary of the Afghan Foreign Ministry Abdul Kahar Balkhi, the Taliban delegation will be headed by the deputy chairman of the interim government of Afghanistan Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi.
The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation announced the replenishment of the register of foreign media agents. On Friday, they also included the Russian Internet publication Republic and the federal information and analytical agency Rosbalt.
The editor-in-chief of the Republic, Dmitry Kolezev, assured Kommersant that the media does not have foreign funding and, most likely, will challenge the status of a foreign agent in court. The general director of Rosbalt, Larisa Afonina, also insists on the absence of financial receipts from abroad and wonders: «Where is the money, Zin?»
Serbia will not be able to pay for gas if it rises, President Aleksandar Vucic admitted on the air of local TV. According to him, since 2022, the Russian Federation has been offering Belgrade to buy 1,000 cubic meters of gas for $ 790 (under the current contract — $ 270). By asking «Who will pay for this? …» Vucic made it clear that such a price is unbearable for Serbia.
According to another calculation formula, the price for 1 thousand cubic meters can be $ 510. «But we cannot pay for this, even that!» — admitted the Serbian leader.
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