Brussels scraps fixed parking places for commuters in public car parks

Brussels scraps fixed parking places for commuters in public car parks

Commuters in Brussels can no longer count on fixed parking spaces in public car parks, thanks to a new measure to be introduced on 1 July. Companies often reserve places in public car parks for their staff who work in the neighbourhood, but live elsewhere. The new measure, imposed by Bruxelles Environnement, hopes that more commuters will leave their cars at home when deprived of their guaranteed space. “Commuters account for some 200,000 cars entering Brussels every day,” said Bruxelles Environnement spokesperson Pauline Lorbat told Bruzz. “This measure was the…

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Sunscreen pulled from Belgian stores: factor 50 was actually 15

Sunscreen pulled from Belgian stores: factor 50 was actually 15

A sunscreen from a Spanish brand was pulled from the Belgian market by federal health authorities after it was found that the product overstated its sun protection factor (SPF) by more than half. The sunscreen, manufactured by Spanish brand ISDIN, advertised an SPF of 50, but a study conducted by consumer protection organisation Test-Achats found that its sun protection factor was no higher than 15. “We were informed [Wednesday] morning of the results of Test-Achat’s study,” a spokesperson for the Federal Public Health Bureau told SudInfo. “Our experts confirmed the…

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