Euro 2020 would have earned Brussels up to 123 million euros – researcher calculates

Euro 2020 would have earned Brussels up to 123 million euros – researcher calculates

Hosting the Euro 2020 football tournament would have earned Brussels about 100.3 million to 123 million euros, l’Echo daily reported on Thursday, based on the memoir of a student of the Solvay Brussels School. Luc Jérôme, who obtained a distinction for his work, calculated the positive economic impact of the sporting event on the basis of four scenarios. Under the most optimistic one, Brussels would have earned an estimated 123 million euros from hosting the opening match, three other matches and the press centre. Under the second scenario, the opening…

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Brexit – a poll shows the majority of British people want to remain in the EU

Brexit – a poll shows the majority of British people want to remain in the EU

Brexit is becoming less and less popular in the UK. According to a new poll, more than half of British people would prefer to remain in the EU rather than leave at the end of March 2019. 51% of the people who took part in the poll are against Brexit, with barely 41% in favour of it. This is according to a study by the BMG Institute, which was published in The Independent on Saturday. This 10% difference in the amount of people for and against Brexit is the biggest…

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Police violence towards migrants continues in Brussels

Police violence towards migrants continues in Brussels

The violence and precarious living conditions justify the bulk of medical complaints which migrants come forward with. This is reported on Monday by Médecins du Monde (“MdM”). Since October, the association has conducted medical, social, and psychological consultations with migrants in transit in Brussels. “Statements from individuals taken in indicate that police violence is still an issue.” Two-thirds of people seen in 746 consultations were from Sudan (between 40% and 55%) and Eritrea (between 15% and 25%). These follow the trends of migrants originally from Libya, Syria and Iraq. This…

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Seven ski centers open in Belgium

Seven ski centers open in Belgium

Areas for cross-country skiing are open in Signal de Botrange, Baraque Michel, Mont Rigi, Mont Spinette, Hautes Fagnes and Elsenborn, and the Eifel, as well as the alpine ski slopes of Ovifat, announced Sunday the Eastern Regional Tourism Office. The facilities at Baraque Fraiture, in the province of Luxembourg, are also accessible. Six ski centers are now open in the eastern regions (cantons). It was reported from Signal de Botrange that skiing conditions, however, remain average despite good snow quality, with a layer of 20 cm. Skiing lovers will be…

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Comics: comic drawings taken from the ‘Prisoners of the Sun’ auctioned for €125,000 this Sunday in Brussels

Comics: comic drawings taken from the ‘Prisoners of the Sun’ auctioned for €125,000 this Sunday in Brussels

Comic drawings taken from the cartoon book series “Prisoners of the Sun” from the adventures of Tintin and Milou were auctioned for €125,000 on Sunday. This took place during an auction sale organised by the auction house Huberty Breyne. A further lot from the same cartoon book series found a buyer for the princely sum of €55,000. A cartoon book by Blake and Mortimer (‘The Secret of the Swordfish, Volume 2’) was also auctioned for €13,500 whilst a Bluecoats comic book (‘The Blues in the Mud’) went for €26,000. Lastly,…

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Ukraine vs. Max Polyakov and illegal gambling. Who’s the winner?

Ukraine vs. Max Polyakov and illegal gambling. Who’s the winner?

The law prohibiting online gambling has been in force in the United States since 2006. The companies made several attempts to find the loopholes in the legislation. They either failed or ended up in courts. Foreign online casinos fall under this ban as well. And they are often unavailable in the US. However, this does not apply to all the gambling resources. Some labels make copies of their online-casinos, making them anonymous, and just massively launch these online-resources on the super-profitable US market. There is no need to describe what…

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