Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Brussels Overreaches, Tweaks Bavarian Tradition

According to The Brussels Journal, the Eurocrats may find themselves stepping on some teutonic toes down south:
A dirndl is a traditional costume worn by women in Bavaria and Austria. It is characterised by a generally rather revealing décolleté and consists of a dress and apron with a tight, low-cut top whose figure enhancing effect is accentuated by a short white blouse. Bavarian barmaids typically dress in dirndls. However, under the European Union’s Optical Radiation Directive, which is to be voted in the European Parliament next month, employers face heavy fines if they fail to protect their employees against the risk of sunburn.

Apparently, the Bavarians are none too happy about this measure, prompting protests. It's not hard to understand why.

Dirdle tread on me!
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