Friday, 27 August 2021
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Belgian regions and EU join to fight invasive species: Belgium’s three regions have agreed to join forces to tackle invasive plants and animals species, Bruxelles Environnement has announced.
Consumer warning: ‘Smart’ household appliances can be a security risk: Consumer organisation Test Achats and the university of Leuven have warned that ‘smart’ household appliances may present a security risk.
Brussels to reopen nightclubs on 1 October: The nightclubs in the Brussels-Capital Region will reopen on 1 October, using the Covid Safe Ticket to make sure everything can happen safely, according to the federation for Brussels’ nightlife.
Children too often exposed to unhealthy food advertising, says Sciensano: Food companies too often expose children to advertising for unhealthy food, according to a recent study from Belgium’s health institute Sciensano.
Man shot near playground in Antwerp: A 41-year-old man was shot Wednesday evening near a playground in the Weerstandlaan in Borgerhout, according to De Standaard.
One million euros for volunteer sector will support equality-focused projects: The volunteer sector will be getting a boost in the form of €1.1 million towards projects focused on accessibility, anti-racism, gender and combating violence against women.
Social tenants in Ghent apartment blocks driven out by vermin: Residents of blocks of social apartments in Ghent are being driven out of their homes by a plague of bedbugs and cockroaches, De Morgen reports.
Half of Germany turns red, Flanders still orange on European travel map: Flanders keeps its orange colour, while large parts of Germany and Sweden turn red on the latest update of the travel map by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on Thursday.
Belgium ends evacuations from Kabul airport amid terror threat: Belgium announced the end of the evacuation phase from Kabul as part of its Operation Red Kite, through which Belgians and foreigners, including Afghans, who aided Belgian and international organisations, were evacuated.
The Brussels Times