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Corona case delays Belgian government-formation talks

The leaders of seven Belgian political parties decided on Wednesday to stop face-to-face meetings for two weeks, after one of the two 'pre-formateurs', Flemish liberal Egbert Lachaert, tested positive for Covid-19. All other people around the table tested negative, as well as Belgian King Philip, who met with Lachaert the day before the test. The seven parties include the Francophone and Flemish socialists, liberal, greens and the Flemish Christian Democrats.

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EU leaders to discuss vaccine certificates

While some member states hope vaccine certificates could revive tourism, EU officials point out that it is not clear if vaccinated people can still carry the virus and infect others.

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