Belgium in Brief: €500 Rembrandt, infested bread and Thunberg on tour
Monday, 05 August 2019
A man in Liège has discovered he might own a €30 million Rembrandt, birds in a Brussels pond are dying due to infested bread and a building near the Brussels pedestrian zone is at risk of collapse after it was ravaged by a fire early morning Monday.
Here’s a recap of the news you should know in Belgium this morning:
Two men, aged 29 and 35, had placed a non-registered bomb in a garage on Sunday, where it exploded, according to a police spokesperson. At the site, the police and bomb squad discovered even more dangerous equipment.Read more.
A large banner hung right outside the home of Bart de Wever late on Sunday urged the right-wing Flemish nationalist leader to not leave behind the electorate of the far-right Flemish party as regional negotiations stall. Read more.
A building near the Brussels pedestrian zone is at risk of collapsing after it was ravaged by a fire early morning Monday, a fire department spokesperson said. Nobody was injured in the fire, which broke out in a four-story house located in Boulevard Emile Jacqmain, near Place de Brouckère. Read more.
Greta Thunberg began a world tour that will take her to Switzerland, the United States and Chili on Saturday. First stop? Switzerland, to meet climate activists from dozens of countries at the “Fridays for Future” summit. Read more.