Posts tagged as Belgium

Lithuania updates travel list – arrivals from UK, Sweden and Portugal still banned

Monday, June 8, 2020

Lithuania has on Monday allowed arrivals from 28 countries, including Belgium which was previously blacklisted. People travelling to Lithuania from 25 countries will no longer need to self-isolate. However, arrivals from Belgium, Ireland, and Malta are still required to spend two weeks in self-isolation. Meanwhile, a travel ban remains in place for Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Portugal. Under the current rules, the ministry publishes a list of ‘safe’ countries…

‘War Scenes’ in Belgium as Fuel Tax Protesters Clash With Police (Videos)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Protests against higher fuel prices have spilled into Belgium across the French border. Demonstrators wearing motorists’ yellow vests have been blocking motorways in central Belgium in recent days, prompting a police response. Hundreds of people confronted police on Belgian roads on Thursday, protesting against a hike in fuel prices. The demonstrations have flared up near the Walloon city of Feluy where Total’s petrochemical plant is located, Belgian daily DH reports. Roughly 400 protesters were hurling stones and Molotov cocktails…

Belgian unit to arrive in Estonia as part of NATO battalion in 2019

Monday, November 19, 2018

Members of the Chasseurs Ardennais battalion of the Belgian armed forces are to join the prepositioned NATO battalion in Estonia at the beginning of next year. Approximately 200 members of the Chasseurs Ardennais battalion will arrive in Estonia, the unit will be equipped with infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), SPIKE antitank missiles and 120-mm mortars, and will arrive here complete with a combat engineer and combat support unit. The unit is…

Protests against pension reform in Belgium (Video)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Thousands of people have participated in an “Action Day” in Belgium, organized by the unions. At rallies across the country, participants protested against the planned pension reform. The federal government wants to raise the retirement age to 67. You can’t work after the age of fifty in some jobs, this man says. Standing at a production chain, physically it’s not tenable. The unions also claim a raise of pensions. Paying…

Shootout in Belgium That Killed Three People Probed as Terror Attack (VIDEO)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Two policemen were killed in a shootout in the Belgian city of Liege, police are taking into account that it could possibly be a terror attack, RTBF reported on Tuesday. “There are elements that point in the direction that this is a terrorist act,” said Eric Van Der Sypt, spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutors’ office. According to the RTBF broadcaster, an armed man shot two police officers, using their own weapon at the…