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9 December 2020

EU 2030 emissions reduction target should be revised upwards to at least 60%

Ahead of the European Council summit on 10-11 December, mayors warn that the EU 2030 emissions reduction target should be revised upwards to at least 60% […]
9 December 2020

Travellers should not be considered high-risk population for spreading Covid-19

The European Travel Commission (ETC) welcomed this week the new Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and […]
9 December 2020

British Airways appoints new head of sustainability

British Airways has announced the appointment of Carrie Harris as its new Head of Sustainability, reflecting the increasing importance of sustainability for the airline. Harris joins […]
8 December 2020

UK vaccination plan: Military planes could be delivering vaccines produced in Belgium

British authorities are working on a contingency plan to transport Covid-19 vaccines to the United Kingdom using military planes. This “air corridor” seems the most reliable […]
8 December 2020

British grandma receives first Covid-19 vaccine

Authorities in the UK began rolling out the first doses of a Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, December 8th. The patient was Margaret Keenan age 90. She […]
8 December 2020

“Adopt me for Christmas” – saving Christmas of stranded Brussels expats

This year, Brussels expats have to take difficult decisions regarding the Christmas festive period. Due to coronavirus travel restrictions, many of them won’t be able to […]
8 December 2020

Stories matter

Stories, myths and legends can be true or false, they can be used for good or evil. In this age of social media and people skulking […]
7 December 2020

KLM and Delta to offer guaranteed Covid-free flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam

KLM and Delta will offer Covid-free flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam from December 15th, 2020. The airlines have joined efforts with the Dutch Government, Amsterdam Airport […]
7 December 2020

European Commission criticized for lack of vaccine transparency

MEPs and health advocates believe that vaccine contracts will leave pharma companies with a large payout. Contracts’ terms and costs that EU taxpayers will have to […]
7 December 2020

One step towards the TEE 2.0: New night trains will connect Europe in 2021

Several new cross-border night trains will connect some European countries. The railway companies from Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland are currently planning to launch the new […]
7 December 2020

“Cascais is an international case study in the fight against Covid-19” Carlos Carreiras, Mayor of Cascais

When in January 2020 we started to receive the initial information on what was going on in China, the scenario was seen as something far away that would […]
7 December 2020

72-hour quarantine-free trips could revive international business travel

International business travel could restart if agreement is secured to safeguard journeys of up to 72-hours free from quarantines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council […]
7 December 2020

Delta launches new contact tracing for travelers flying to the US

Delta is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep international customers informed of potential Covid-19 exposure through contact tracing. Along with nine […]
4 December 2020

Accessible Tourism will become a Game Changer

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a ‘game changer’ for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the […]
4 December 2020

Covid-19: Belgium reveals its vaccination strategy

On Thursday, the public health ministers of Belgium announced the Covid-19 vaccination strategy, including priority groups to receive the shots. “We have a view on not […]
4 December 2020

Brussels Government approves the adoption of SmartMove

The Brussels Government is building the city of tomorrow in accordance with the 2019 Regional Policy Declaration. It will be a friendlier, healthier, more prosperous city […]
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