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    Belgium in Brief: Brexit summit, Summit traffic and Brexit

    Brexit, and EU summit and the traffic impact. Here’s a recap of the news you might have missed this morning:

    1. EU Summit: Brexit deal, budget and foreign policy

    EU leaders of all 28 European Union members states, including the European Council president, Donald Tusk, and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will attend the roundtable council meeting. Read more.

    2. EU and UK reach draft agreement on Brexit deal

    EU and UK negotiators have reached a draft agreement on a new Brexit deal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Twitter. Read more.

    3. How the EU summit will disrupt Brussels traffic on Thursday and Friday

    Here’s how the European Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the EU will hit traffic on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2019. Read more.

    4. Brexit: DUP says it cannot support Johnson’s compromise

    The Northern Irish Unionist Party DUP, which is part of the parliamentary coalition of the British Conservative government, opposes Boris Johnson’s proposed compromise for Brexit, it announced in communication on Thursday before the opening of the EU summit. Read more.

    5. Many e-scooter accidents found to involve alcohol

    Over half of e-scooter accidents take place after 8:00 PM, often when users have consumed alcohol, a new study by Saint-Pierre hospital in Brussels suggests. Read more.

    6. Man (39) receives 12-year prison sentence for raping and abusing his girlfriend

    A man (39) came before the Antwerp Court of Appeal on Wednesday and received a 12-year prison sentence for raping and abusing his girlfriend. Read more.

    7. Anti-speeding operation sees 85% of drivers’ slow down

    A months-long crackdown against speeding in northern Brussels has seen the speed of a significant majority of drivers drop significantly, local police said. Read more.

    Evie McCullough
    The Brussels Times