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EU debates Covid-19 vaccination certificates for travel

Debate ensues over the adoption of an EU-wide digital certificate and whether or not it might come out as discriminatory. Some European leaders are contemplating the development of digital vaccine...
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EU authorities make record cocaine bust in Germany and Belgium

  Over 23 metric tons of cocaine, with a street sale value in the billions of euros, has been seized by German and Belgium authorities. An international operation uncovered the find now dubbed as ‘...
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More women to make 'astronauts of the future' in ESA recruitment

Only two of the women astronauts have been European. The European Space Agency launched a recruitment drive focussed on improving diversity among its astronauts. Thus far, 495 of the 560 people who h...
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Heavy snowfall in Athens

Heavy snowfall in Athens, Greece means covid vaccinations suspended The unusual image of a whitewashed Acropolis of Athens delighted Athenians upon awakening.  Snow began to fall yesterday, during a...
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New variants of the coronavirus determine new travel restrictions in Europe

The Covid-19 epidemic is not slowing down in Europe, with new travel restrictions approved by a growing number of national governments, in order to stem the spread of new variants of the coronavirus....
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The European Union invests in airbag jeans

  The idea comes from the founder of Airbag Inside Sweden AB.  Brussels invested 150,000 euros in the hopes that it can save lives. The lower body suffers the most injuries in a motorcycle acciden...
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EU approves mealworms for human consumption

The European Food and Safety watchdog has approved the consumption of mealworms by humans. What was once mistaken for a fringe food should now find its way into the mainstream. Yellow mealworms make a...
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Rare Tintin painting stored in a drawer for 40 years sells for €3.2m

  Belgian cartoonist and Tintin creator Herge went on sale for a record €3.2m (£2.8m). The sale made a new international record as the highest-selling comic book art sold at an auction. Three bid...
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EU leaders call for a peaceful and orderly transfer of power after US Capitol chaos

Several EU leaders voiced strong and unequivocal statements on the chaos witnessed in the US Capitol.  Supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump stormed a session of Congress which was under...
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Covid-19: EU unity as mass vaccination rolls out

The European Union has rolled out a mass vaccination campaign in an effort to fight Covid-19. Ursula Von der Leyen European Commission President revealed how the vaccine was distributed across 27 mem...
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Europe closes for Covid

Europe closes for Covid: restrictions from London to Berlin for the holidays. Half of Europe will stop on Wednesday, 16 December, with restrictions ready to continue throughout the Christmas vacation...
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Obama, Bush and Clinton will get vaccinated on live tv

Three former U.S. presidents have come forward to support the anti- covid vaccination campaign: Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton volunteered to get vaccinated on TV.   They hope to su...
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MEP Jozsef Szajer caught in illegal orgy in Brussels during lockdown

The organizer of the orgy in Brussels talks: "The MEP? He crashed my party”. David Manzheley, a 29-year-old student, owns the apartment where the party that marked the end of Hungarian premier Szaj...
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Stephanie Frappart, the only woman to referee a men’s UEFA Champions League game

In an incredible match where Christiano Ronaldo raised his goal tally to 750, Juventus slowly eased to victory when facing Dynamo Kyiv in a match refereed by Stephanie Frappart.  36-year old Stepha...
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Europe went through the hottest October on record

Europe went through the hottest October on record according to new data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service. High temperatures have prevented the Arctic ocean from freezing over in winter. S...
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Catholic institutions liquidate shares and bonds related to fossil energies

European bishops decide to liquidate shares or bonds related to fossil energies. An initial group of Catholic investors, including European Episcopal chapters, has established a disinvestment in al...
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Belgian racing pigeon closes record sale at € 1.6m

This is slightly higher than the € 1.25m for Armando, the top sale at last year’s auction Who knew a pigeon at hand, could rake €1.6m in the bank? A two-year-old Belgian racing pigeon called New Ki...
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Amazon faces more investigations by the the European Union

As the authorities in Europe take a skeptical view of Amazon's business practices the European Commission "opened a second investigation into the commercial practices" of the American online sales gia...
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Belgium in lockdown as from Monday due to covid-19 pandemic

As from 2 November to 13 December shops and offices will be closed due to the decision of the Belgium government to impose a new lockdown. As from Monday Belgium will be back in lockdown: "These ar...
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International schools in Brussels

If you are an expatriate and you are looking for a place to take your kids, there are several international schools in Brussels. Check out our listing. Brussels is Belgium’s capital and stands out fo...
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