1st Jun 2023


Omicron: Belgium closes theatres, cinemas and concerts

The Belgian governments have decided to take new measures against the spreading of the Omicron variant, despite the decreasing total number of infections and hospitalisations, De Standaard writes. Until 14 January, cinemas, theatres and concerts will be closed, and no public will be allowed at indoor and outdoor sport activities. Shopping will only be possible by a maximum of two people.

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ECB: eurozone home prices could see 'disorderly' fall

The European Central Bank in its Financial Stability Review warned EU home prices could see a 'disorderly' fall as high mortgage rates are making houses unaffordable for households and unattractive for investors.

Adapting to Southern Europe's 'new normal' — from droughts to floods

Extreme weather events in recent months have worsened agricultural production in southern Europe, prompting concerns for authorities in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. As countries will likely face dryer conditions, experts urge adaptation measures for the 'new normal'.

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