Daily Archives: 24 August 2013

Urgent calls for a new Belgica II

The Belgica will soon celebrate 30 years at sea. Philippe Courard, minister for scientific policy, was on board Friday to mark its impending retirement.

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Tourists are protected from rip-offs at Brussels’ sidewalk cafés

This week the Italian press reported the misadventure of a couple of tourists who were billed €200 for two coffees and two drinks at a sidewalk café in Venice. Unfortunately, it’s a classic tourist season rip-off which happens almost everywhere. … Continue reading

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Prisons: “We’ve reached the critical threshold”

Prison overpopulation has never been higher: there is a need for 25% more beds. One prison director proposes the release of 10,000 non-violent detainees.

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