Belgium in Brief: Flanders has a new government, climate activists break into the Royal Gardens, and binge drinking on the decline
Monday, 30 September 2019
Flanders has a new regional government after marathon negotiations, climate activists were arrested at the Royal Palace after they broke into the gardens and binge drinking is on the decline among European youth.
Here’s a recap of the news you might have missed this morning:
Flanders has a new regional government, party leaders announced Monday as they emerged from a marathon 21-hour of negotiations. The new government will be led by the same three-party coalition of the previous legislature but will see slight shifts in the distribution of ministerial portfolios. Read more.
Five activists from the environmentalist action group, Extinction Rebellion, were arrested on Monday morning after they entered the gardens of the Royal Palace in Brussels to hand-deliver a letter to King Philippe. Read more.
Fire brigades intervened in Brussels 47 times to take care of uprooted trees, water damage and loose objects which posed a threat to public roads, on Sunday due to heavy rainfall and high winds. Read more.