Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’

COVID-19: Belgium scraps move to close cinemas and theatres after court rebuke

The Belgian government said on Wednesday that it was scrapping its decision to close theatres, cinemas and concert halls to stem the spread of the Omicron variant, after being rebuked over the move by a top court the day before. The Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, suspended the closure of indoor cultural […]

Court Overturns Belgium’s Shutdown Of Cinemas & Theaters

Belgium’s highest court has reversed the government’s closure of cinemas, theaters, and other venues following uproar from entertainment workers and their supporters Other restrictions, like vaccine pass requirements, have also previously been struck down by the country’s courts. RT reports: Belgium’s Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, made its decision on Tuesday, nearly […]

China pledges to go greener by planting forests the size of Belgium over the next five years

China has just launched a new green campaign claiming it will plant forests the size of Belgium over the course of the next five years.  This plan is part of the nation’s goal to combat the climate crisis and to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. In addition, they will also expand the country’s national park […]

Belgium to close cinemas and theatres amid Omicron spread

Belgium further tightened virus restrictions as the Omicron variant spreads, closing cinemas, theatres and other indoor activities. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said the new variant would soon be dominant in Belgium with nearly 30% of new cases already the Omicron variant. “We must be extremely prudent in a period where there is much uncertainty,” […]

Belgium is on the right track, but Europe has failed Palestine

The Belgian government’s decision on 25 November to label products made in illegal Israeli Jewish settlements is welcome, although it will ultimately prove ineffectual. Belgium has historically shown solidarity with Palestine if compared to other European countries, for example, Britain, Germany and France. From the cancellation of trade missions to Israel to the effusive support […]

Tens Of Thousands Protest Belgium’s Tighter COVID-19 Rules Amid Spike

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ten of thousands of people demonstrated through central Brussels on Sunday to protest reinforced COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter the latest spike in coronavirus cases. Many among the police estimate of 35,000 at the rally had already left for home when the demonstration descended into violence as several […]

Painted Medieval Burial Vaults Surface In Belgium

Excavations at the Church of Our Lady in the heart of historic Bruges, Belgium, have unearthed a third medieval burial vault. Just like the first one discovered back in May, this one also features highly-detailed painted biblical scenes. Recent excavations in West-Flanders, at the Notre-Dame de Bruges Cathedral, have now unearthed three decorated medieval burial […]

Netherlands, Belgium supplant Spain as main gateways into Europe for cocaine

Belgium and the Netherlands have become the main hubs for cocaine trafficking to Europe, supplanting Spain as the main route of entry into European countries, Europol said on Tuesday. The report from the European police agency noted that criminal organisations, from Colombia especially, are using the ports of Rotterdam (Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany) and especially Antwerp […]

Belgium creates rubbish highway for flood debris

In eastern Belgium, an abandoned highway is covered by kilometres of rubbish. The makeshift dump — comprising 90,000 tonnes of domestic debris stretching a total eight kilometres in both directions of the closed A601 motorway north of the city of Liege — is testament to the devastation wreaked by unprecedented floods in mid-July. Source

Belgium and its jews During the Second jewish World War

Belgium and its jews During the War by Mark Weber A look at how German authorities treated jews in Belgium during the years of wartime occupation is revealing because it is difficult to reconcile their policies with a German program to systematically  exterminate Europe’s jews. Belgium was quickly overrun by German military forces in May […]

Germany-Belgium floods: ‘Billions’ needed for rebuilding as death toll tops 180 and Merkel to visit area

German military aids flood rescue efforts as death toll rises The death toll across Germany and Belgium topped 180 on Sunday after rescue workers dug deeper into debris left by receding waters. Some 155 people have been confirmed dead in Germany while 27 have died in Belgium. Germany’s finance minister Olaf Scholz has said that […]

Death toll rises to more than 180 as Germany, Belgium clean up after floods

As waters subside after devastating floods in Germany and Belgium, a huge clean-up is underway. Over 180 people have died and that figure could rise with many still missing. Germany has borne the brunt of the extreme weather, with at least 155 people killed in Rhineland-Palatinate state and neighbouring North Rhine-Westphalia. Belgium has confirmed 27 […]

Race to rescue survivors as death toll from Germany-Belgium floods reaches 170

Rescue workers are racing to find the hundreds of people still missing in floods that have caused devastation in western Germany and Belgium, as the death toll from the disaster reached 170. Some 143 people have died in Germany after burst rivers and flash floods earlier this week caused homes to collapse and ripped up roads […]

Europe floods: Death toll passes 100 in Germany and Belgium as climate crisis blamed

More than 100 people have died in the floods that have devastated Germany and Belgium, while authorities desperately try to trace over 1,000 missing people in one German district alone. In Germany alone, more than 90 people have died in what is the country’s worst mass loss of life in years. That number was feared […]

Over 30 Dead Amid Heavy Flooding In Germany And Belgium

BERLIN (AP) — More than 30 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday in Germany and Belgium as heavy flooding turned streams and streets into raging torrents that swept away cars and caused houses to collapse. Recent storms across parts of western Europe made rivers and reservoirs burst their banks, triggering flash floods overnight […]

EURO 2020: Belgium secure third straight victory, beating Finland

Belgium secured a third straight victory at the European Championship by beating Finland 2-0 to finish in first place in Group B. Finland fell behind in the 74th minute when a header from Thomas Vermaelen hit the post, the ball rebounded onto the hand of Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky and went over the line. Romelu […]

Today in EURO 2020: Denmark and Belgium to pay tribute to Eriksen as they meet

What is happening at EURO 2020 on Thursday? What are today’s key EURO 2020 talking points? Denmark returns to the pitch for the first time since midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered a heart attack in their opening match against Finland. The Danish side, which lost 1-0 in their first game, have said they will “play for […]

Multiculturalism Under ZIONIST Occupied Government of Belgium

Published5 days agoShare image captionThe attack took place at a graveyard in Ghent Five teenagers have been arrested in Belgium over the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl, who died less than a week later. According to Belgian media, images of the attack were shared online. The victim took her life four days later. […]

Belgium Recalls South Korean Ambassador After Chinese Wife Slaps Shop Clerk

Belgium’s ambassador to South Korea has been recalled after his China-born wife slapped a shop assistant in Seoul, causing an uproar across the country. On May 28, Belgium’s foreign ministry said in a statement that Foreign Affairs Minister Sophie Wilmes had decided to end Ambassador to South Korea Peter Lescouhier’s tenure this summer, a post he […]

May 1st Freedom Rally in Brussels Belgium: Police Violently Assault Peaceful Protesters Without Warning

May 1st Freedom Rally in Brussels Belgium: Police Violently Assault Peaceful Protesters Without Warning Activist Post / Activist Post Truth Comes to Light editor’s note: A friend of this site, living in Belgium, sent the following account of the May 1st freedom rally in Brussels, Belgium. She is a healthcare professional with children, risking her […]

Belgium Must Lift ‘All Covid-19 Measures’ Within 30 Days, Brussels Court Rules

By Joe Martino COVID measures around the world have been a source for much debate around whether or not they are helpful in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and whether or not they are legal. Given the current state of our society, how it functions and how our economies work, lockdown measures essentially state that […]

April Fools in Belgium, volcano eruption in Iceland, cherry blossom in bloom | This week in pictures

This week, thousands turned up for a fake Daft Pank reunion concert in a Brussels park which was announced on social media as an April Fools joke. The ongoing volcano eruption in Iceland also continued to attract thousands of spectators and the beginning of cherry blossom season was enjoyed across the world. Here’s how these […]

US, Belgium, France, Japan Hold Middle East Naval Drills Amid Iran Tensions

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, entering the Mediterranean Sea as it continues operations in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility in this April 13, 2019 photo supplied by the US Navy. Photo: US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clint Davis / Handout via Reuters. […]

Head of Belgium’s Aalst carnival has made antisemitic comments online

Organizers of Belgium’s Aalst carnival have defended the mocking of Jews there as a good-natured satire at a counterculture parade that takes swipes at people of all faiths and races. But according to a recent complaint submitted to the country’s anti-racism watchdog, the man heading the event in Aalst has made classical antisemitic remarks on […]

Belgium bans kosher slaughter, paving way for possible EU ban

An urgent message was sent to European heads of state by Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog on Wednesday, pleading with them to uphold kosher slaughtering practices.Recently the European Court of Justice upheld a ban on kosher and halal slaughtering practices passed by the Belgian parliament, which states that first an animal must be stunned before […]

Hebrew U. law professor asks King of Belgium to reconsider kosher ban

Hebrew University’s Law Faculty Professor and Israel’s presidential candidate Shimon Shetreet wrote a letter to King Phillip of Belgium via Israel’s Ambassador to Belgium on Fridy in order to appeal the EU court decision to ban kosher slaughter. Shetreet describes himself as “a jurist deeply concerned with the protection of freedom of conscience and religion, […]

Belgium’s top court reverses COVID-19 ban on houses of worship following Jewish petition

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Publication details Nazi-looted libraries during Holocaust in Belgium

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), in concert with the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), has published “Documenting Nazi Library Plunder in Occupied Belgium and Limited Postwar Retrieval,” designed to educate people on the history of the Holocaust within Belgium.The new publication features library collections looted by the Nazi regime during […]

Four Iranians on trial in Belgium over suspected France bomb plot in European first

Home » Crimes, Europe, Justice, Terrorism » Four Iranians on trial in Belgium over suspected France bomb plot in European first     An Iranian diplomat and three of his compatriots go on trial in Belgium on Friday after being accused of plotting to bomb an opposition rally outside Paris in 2018, in the first […]

Dolmens and Devilish Myths of the Wéris Megaliths, Belgium’s Stonehenge

Chocolate, waffles, Manneken Pis and the defeat of Napoleon are among the many things Belgium is famous for, but it also has prehistoric remains such as the Wéris megaliths situated in Wallonia. The stone megaliths are all that remain of what was once a major Neolithic burial site and they are unique in Belgium. The […]

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