Schaerbeek mayor to lodge complaint in alleged child sexual abuse case

Schaerbeek mayor to lodge complaint in alleged child sexual abuse case

The mayor of Schaerbeek on Wednesday said he intends to file a complaint after protesters on Tuesday clashed violently with police outside a school in the municipality targeted by allegations of sexual abuse of a four-year-old girl. Ongoing since Monday, the protests, in which as many as 200 people participated, came to a head on Tuesday afternoon, after police used tear gas to disperse protesters come to express concern about the allegations and denounce what they saw as a lack of information from by authorities and school officials. “I denounce…

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Nine out of ten water-consuming companies in Flanders have no Plan B for drought

Nine out of ten water-consuming companies in Flanders have no Plan B for drought

Nine out of ten of the companies in Flanders which are the heaviest consumers of water have no back-up plan to deal with an impending drought, according to a study carried out by the Flemish chamber of commerce Voka. The region is facing a water shortage after an exceptionally dry summer last year, inadequately compensated for by rainfall in winter and spring. Reservoirs have not been refilled, and groundwater levels are low, in some places even very low. “We forget that we are sitting in a water-poor region,” commented Katrien…

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