Vlaams Belang MP shocks and angers with “swimming pool tweet”

Vlaams Belang MP shocks and angers with “swimming pool tweet”

Newly elected Vlaams Belang extreme right MP has been called out in the Flemish parliament for his “despicable message”. NV-A MP Matthias Diependaele reacted angrily in the Flemish parliament on Thursday, when a Vlaams Belang member’s provocative tweet was read out. In this tweet, Sam Van Rooy (VB) referred to a press article according to which a swimming pool in Utrecht (Netherlands) introduced different schedules for youngsters and families, fearing the former would upset the latter. “I know a ‘swimming pool’ where these ‘young people who disturb’ can go and…

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Profit, Consumption and Value Chains: Following the trail of Brussels’ food waste

Profit, Consumption and Value Chains: Following the trail of Brussels’ food waste

It’s 7 p.m. at La Bascule. I park my bike behind a car in front of one of Brussels’ most prestigious bakeries. I introduce myself to one of the volunteers. She’s carrying a pile of boxes full of pastries and a bag of baguettes. When she opens the car, she invites me to taste one. I recognise a few well-known logos of the city’s food outlets. I can’t believe the quantity of pastries and bread crammed into that tiny car. I quickly grab something. The volunteers have to leave, they…

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