Thursday, 24 June 2021
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EU gives green light to Belgium’s €6 billion relaunch plan: The approval means Belgium can now start receiving the €5.9 billion in aid earmarked for the country under the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility.
Commission to address Hungary about ‘shameful’ anti-LGBTQ+ law: The European Commission will address Hungary about its law prohibiting the “promotion” of homosexuality, Commission president Ursula von der Leyen confirmed on Wednesday.
EU plans to cut number of British TV and films shown after Brexit: The European Union has plans to reduce the number of British TV shows and film broadcast by TV stations in Europe as an after-effect of Brexit, the Guardian has revealed.
Threshold for next relaxations reached: 70% of population received first vaccine: Both conditions for the implementation of the next phase of Belgium’s ‘Summer Plan’ have now been reached, as more than 70% of adults in the country have received their first coronavirus vaccine as of Wednesday.
Belgium will vaccinate high-risk 12-15-year-olds with Pfizer vaccine: Teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 with an underlying condition will now also be able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Belgium, announced Flemish Health Minister Wouter Beke.
Brussels lights up with rainbows after UEFA bans Munich protest: The City of Brussels will light up Grand Place in the rainbow colours following the news that UEFA would not allow Munich’s Allianz Arena to be similarly lit in support of LGBTQ+ rights.
Bpost offers service for registered mail to be delivered without signature: Belgian postal service bpost has launched a free service that will allow people to receive registered mail, even when they are not at home.
Over 1,000 people in Belgium, including 234 women, applied to become astronaut: In Belgium, 1,019 people responded to the European Space Agency’s (ESA) call for astronaut candidates, of which 234 (or 23% of the Belgian applications) were women.
Belgium named twice in 50 best pizzerias in Europe: Two Belgian pizza places are making pizza to rival all their European (and British) neighbours, according to a 2021 roundup of the best pizza in Europe.
The Brussels Times