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Like every evening, 11 p.m. takes a tour of the news broadcast by European television channels. It’s Eurozapping on Tuesday May 17th.
This is a first in Europe. Spain has just introduced “menstrual leave“ for women with painful periods, reports TVE. It will now be possible for them to stay at home for this reason, within the limit of three days per month. However, they will need to present a medical prescription. This absence will be fully paid for by the State. The measure was included in a law which notably authorizes abortion without parental consent from the age of 16.
In London, Queen Elizabeth II surprised Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday, May 17, reports the BBC. The 96-year-old sovereign, who had not appeared in public for six months, inaugurated a new London Underground line bearing his name. In Switzerland, discrimination against the LGBT community among young people is worrying. A study conducted in the canton of Vaud reveals that they are in poorer health and more often harassed than others. Awareness-raising operations were organized for teenagers, as well as training for teachers.