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26 July 2021

“Nobody is looking forward to those emissions or to throwing a lot of money at them.” The province of Flemish Brabant does not want to issue a permit for the construction of a gas-fired power station in Vilvoorde. MP Bert Wollants comments on the TV programme Terzake. Gas-fired power stations are …

26 July 2021

Wortel-Kolonie, part of the Colonies of Benevolence in Belgium and the Netherlands, is being placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. That decision was made by the World Heritage Committee at an international convention in China. The Committee recognised the Colonies of Benevolence as witnesses to …

22 July 2021

The rights of the rainbow community in Hungary are decreasing. An N-VA delegation therefore decided to take part in Budapest Pride this Saturday. “We are doing this to denounce the decrease in LGBT+ rights in the country and to support the local community,” Flemish MP Piet De Bruyn says. A month …

20 July 2021

The campaigns aimed at convincing Brussels residents to be vaccinated are inadequate and are not working well enough. Only 60% of adults in Brussels have so far received their first jab. In Flanders and Wallonia, the figures are 89% and 77% respectively. According to Brussels MP Gilles Verstraeten, …

14 July 2021

On Wednesday, the European Commission is proposing its long-awaited “Fit For 55” package. This climate package is intended to make it possible for the EU to emit at least 55% less CO2 by 2030. To achieve this, there will be new legislation and a review of existing rules. “After two years of plans …

14 July 2021

“No doubt an applause machine is already getting going on some benches, but we will first thoroughly test the Fit for 55 package against our three criteria: ambitious, feasible and affordable.” This is Flemish Energy Minister Zuhal Demir’s response to the publication by the European Commission of …