EU heads pledge support for a ‘social Europe’: One day after the “social summit” organised in the Portuguese city Porto, the EU heads of State and Government reasserted their commitment to “work towards a social Europe.” To do so, they pledged their support for the European Pillar of Social Rights and its related plan of action.
Flanders presents its summer ‘Freedom Plan’: The Flemish government presented its so-called Freedom Plan to the inner cabinet of federal ministers under prime minister Alexander De Croo. This plan takes the form of a calendar of monthly relaxations of the current anti-Covid restrictions, in each case conditioned by the progress of the pandemic.
SNCB launches fruit and veg takeaway concept for pick-up in its stations: Travellers and local residents can order fresh, locally produced fruit and vegetables online to collect them from SNCB train stations once a week. By 21 May, the pilot projects will be launched at the Gent-Sint-Pieters station, in Flanders, and in the Liège-Guillemins, Ottignies and Braine-le-Comte train stations in Wallonia.