Headlines Tuesday 11 June

Plans For New Stadium Do Not Include Track

The plans to build a new national stadium on Brussels Expo’s Car park C does not include an athletics track. This has faced a lot of criticism from authorities in the world of Athletics. It is argued that the lack of running track accommodates a closing roof, which would in turn allow for more facilities to be included.

 

Brussels Takes Legal Action Over Airspace Project

In an attempt to encourage plans to create a single European airspace, Brussels has threatened legal action against all EU member states. It is feared that this proposal will cause job losses, but today there will be a warning issued that failure to implement the “single European Sky” project may result in a fine.

 

Walibi Introduces Fast Pass

Theme Park Walibi have introduced a 35 Euro “Speedy pass” for “those who want more comfort.” The new pass will prevent customers from having to queue. A 15 Euro option allows cutomers to skip the queues for four rides in total. They are the first amusement park in Belgium to offer such a pass.

 

3.6% Drivers Over The Limit This Weekend

In an operation conducted by the federal traffic police, more than 2,600 drivers were breathalysed on the motorway, of which 3.6% (98 people) were above the legal blood alcohol limit. 13 licences were confiscated for fifteen days.

 

Brussels Takes Legal Action Over Airspace Project

In an attempt to encourage plans to create a single European airspace, Brussels has threatened legal action against all EU member states. It is feared that this proposal will cause job losses, but today there will be a warning issued that failure to implement the “single European sky” project may result in a fine.

 

ATA Welcomes Brussels as Member

Brussels airlines has joined the African Travel Association as a corporate member. Brussels has an extensive network with Africa, including flights to West and East Africa from Brussels.

 

Police Shortage Causes Concerns

Following a decision to cut expenditure, more than half of federal police expecting to retire over the next few years will not be replaced. The fall in staff levels has caused concern amongst the police union NSPV, expressing that “you as an ordinary citizen will no doubt stat to feel it.”

 

Third Belgian Man Killed In Syria

20 year old Tarik Taketloune from Vilvoorde died in Syria whilst fighting last week near the town of Al-Qusayr, which was taken back by the Syrian Government. Taketloune was remembered in Friday’s service at his local mosque. This marks the third Belgian in Syria to be killed whilst fighting for Islamist rebels.

 

Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked details of top secreat surveillance carried out by internet and trelephone, has not been seen since he checked out of his hotel in Hong Kong on Monday.

Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan is to meet with the protest’s organisers tomorrow. The protests are now into their eleventh day, and Me Erdogan has maintained that he would “listen to their thoughts” but “illegal protests would not be allowed.”

Nelson Mandela, the ex-president of Africa now faces his fourth day in hospital from a lung infection. He remains in a serious but stable condition. This is his third visit to hospital so far this year.

In protest against plans to create a unified EU airspace, French air traffic controllers are planning a three-day strike, believing that the “Single European Sky” project will “affect public safety and their working conditions.”

Japanese sushi restaurant chain YO! Sushi are planning to roll out the worlds first flying tray, which will serve customers with their order on a remote-control platter, which can reach speeds of up to 40km/h!

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