1st Jun 2023


Report: Belgium to get rid of surplus vaccines

Belgium will have to throw away more than 1.3 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines by July, the Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported on Monday. Belgium has 436,800 doses of AstraZeneca that will expire at the end of the month and another 880,000 doses of Moderna and BioNTech/Pfizer that will reach the expiration date in July. Additionally, there are 422,000 Novavax doses due to expire by the end of August.

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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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