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The Recap: Football, Firearms & Vaccine Refusals

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More than one million EU citizens already have a Covid-19 certificate: The implementation of the European Covid certificate is “progressing well” on a technical level, Commissioner Didier Reynders told the European Parliament on Tuesday morning.

Consumers face more risks than ever from counterfeit products: The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the extent of counterfeiting and piracy in the EU that’s come with the rise of e-commerce, according to a study released Tuesday by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Belgian city moves council meeting to watch the football: An upcoming council meeting of the Flemish city of Mechelen has been moved forward by a half-hour to allow attendees to watch Belgium play Finland in the Euro 2020.

Getting both vaccine doses is ‘very important’ against variants, Taskforce stresses: Due to the increasing circulation of the Delta coronavirus variant (initially detected in India), Belgium’s Vaccination Taskforce stressed the importance of getting both vaccination doses in time.

Tens of thousands of people in Flanders consider buying a gun: In Flanders, tens of thousands of people said they would consider buying a firearm for the first time or again, citing feelings of insecurity as playing the biggest role in this, according to research by the Flemish Peace Institute published on Tuesday.

Vaccine refusers won’t be ‘actively approached’ for second chance, says Jambon: Belgian residents who refused their vaccination invite the first time will still be able to get vaccinated, but they will not be actively approached by the authorities, according to Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon.

Belgian polar explorer Dixie Dansercoer (58) dies during expedition in Greenland: The well-known Belgian polar explorer Dixie Dansercoer (58) died on Monday evening during an expedition in Greenland, it was confirmed to several media.

WHO asks laboratories to share 50% of their vaccines with Covax: The World Health Organization (WHO) asked Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers on Monday to make half of their production of doses available to the international Covax initiative this year.

Largest dinosaur discovered in Australia identified as a new species: A huge dinosaur whose fossils were discovered in 2006 in Australia has been formally identified as a specimen of a new species, named Australotitan cooperensis, and is one of the largest animals known to have walked the earth.

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