COVID-19: Robot screens visitors entering Brussels hospital

At Antwerp University Hospital, you won’t be greeted by front desk receptionists. Instead, a robot called CRUZR is screening medical staff, patients and visitors. It automatically detects the body temperature of those coming in and whether they have masks on. Those with fever or aren’t properly wearing masks will be notified immediately. The robot is … Read more COVID-19: Robot screens visitors entering Brussels hospital

Von der Leyen Outlines $825 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus for European Union

The European Union has stepped back from the brink. Again. Unprecedented in nature and ambitious in scope, the 2.4 trillion euros ($2.6 trillion) in total recovery spending unveiled by the EU — anchored by 750 billion euros of joint debt issuance — has already started to calm jittery markets and it might just restore a … Read more Von der Leyen Outlines $825 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus for European Union

EU’s Ursula von der Leyen Unveils $2.6 Trillion Recovery Plan

The European Union has stepped back from the brink. Again. Unprecedented in nature and ambitious in scope, the 2.4 trillion euros ($2.6 trillion) in total recovery spending unveiled by the EU — anchored by 750 billion euros of joint debt issuance — has already started to calm jittery markets and it might just restore a … Read more EU’s Ursula von der Leyen Unveils $2.6 Trillion Recovery Plan

Belgian hospital staff turn their backs on PM in silent protest

Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes was met by a silent protest during a non-official visit to Saint-Pierre Hospital in Brussels on May 16. The video showed medical staff wearing protective equipment standing silent in two rows and turning their backs as the politician arrived in a car. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Belgium Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Belgian hospital staff turn their backs on PM in silent protest

Trade tensions with the EU rise over the Northern Ireland border

UK’s Brexit negotiator David Frost has written to the EU in the most emotive language yet used in the Trade Talks between the United Kingdom and the EU. It’s over what he has called ‘unbalanced provisions’, including measures surrounding the border with Northern Ireland that were previously agreed upon Mr Frost publicly accusing Brussels of … Read more Trade tensions with the EU rise over the Northern Ireland border

Belgian hospital staff turn their backs on PM – BBC News

Staff at Saint-Pierre Hospital in Brussels have turned their backs on Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès during an official visit. Belgium’s government has been criticised for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s high mortality rate. The PM has previously suggested that Belgium may be over-reporting the actual number of cases. Please subscribe … Read more Belgian hospital staff turn their backs on PM – BBC News

Belgian medics turn their backs on prime minister in silent protest over coronavirus decree

Doctors and nurses at the Saint-Pierre Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, turned their backs in silent protest as the country’s prime minister Sophie Wilmes arrived on a visit. It is believed the protest was against a decree that allows unqualified staff to carry out nursing duties during the coronavirus pandemic. Belgium’s government has come under criticism … Read more Belgian medics turn their backs on prime minister in silent protest over coronavirus decree

Coronavirus: medics turn backs on Belgium’s prime minister in silent protest

Belgium’s prime minister, Sophie Wilmès, was was met with a silent protest by staff at a hospital in Brussels on Saturday. Doctors and nurses of Saint-Pierre hospital turned their backs as Wilmès arrived in a car. The workers staged the protest to call for increased acknowledgement of their efforts and against a decree to recruit … Read more Coronavirus: medics turn backs on Belgium’s prime minister in silent protest

Watch again: Michel Barnier tells UK ‘you can’t have best of both worlds’ after Brexit negotiations

The EU’s Chief Negotiator gives an update from Brussels after a week of Brexit negotiations with the UK on Brexit. For the latest developments and analysis on UK politics as they happen, click here to follow our liveblog: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/05/15/lockdown-uk-coronavirus-boris-johnson-1922-committee-london/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news … Read more Watch again: Michel Barnier tells UK ‘you can’t have best of both worlds’ after Brexit negotiations

Cranes connect families with care home relatives amid coronavirus outbreak in Belgium

Residents of a care home in Brussels got the chance to see family members in person for the first time since mid-March thanks to a raised platform normally used for window cleaning or picking cherries. Tristan Van den Bosch, a manager at the company that rents out the platforms, said he realised his unused equipment … Read more Cranes connect families with care home relatives amid coronavirus outbreak in Belgium

Coronavirus: safety at work rules create new challenges for companies – BBC News

More than 7 weeks after restrictions were imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus, some people in England are being encouraged to return to work. The government guidelines say they should do so if it is safe. Many companies are facing a difficult new challenge in reorganising workplaces to keep to the rules. Meanwhile the … Read more Coronavirus: safety at work rules create new challenges for companies – BBC News

Brussels’ Mask-Wearing Rules Are So Complicated No One Can Enforce Them

If you are looking for evidence that Europe’s return to normality after the pandemic won’t be a simple matter, look no further than its unofficial capital. After almost 2 months in confinement, Brussels residents, including those in the borough which houses the European Union’s main institutions, are allowed to leave home. There are strings attached … Read more Brussels’ Mask-Wearing Rules Are So Complicated No One Can Enforce Them

EU Forecasts ‘Recession of Historic Proportions’ Amid Pandemic

The European Union said on Wednesday it “has entered the deepest economic recession in its history” due to the impact of the coronavirus. Speaking in Brussels after the release of the Spring economic forecast, the European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni said the EU economy was expected to contract by a record of 7.4% in … Read more EU Forecasts ‘Recession of Historic Proportions’ Amid Pandemic

Eurostar Travelers Required To Wear Masks As France and Belgium Ease Lockdown

Eurostar says all its passengers must wear face masks as a safeguard against coronavirus, effective Monday, AP reports. In a tweet in French and in English, the international high-speed train service says the policy will apply to both its trains and its stations, “in line with guidelines announced by the French and Belgian governments.” It … Read more Eurostar Travelers Required To Wear Masks As France and Belgium Ease Lockdown

European leaders push €7.5-billion vaccine financing drive to fight Covid-19

European leaders are backing an initiative from Brussels to raise 7.5 billion euros (£6.6 billion, $8.3 billion) to find a vaccine to curb the global coronavirus pandemic. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more European leaders push €7.5-billion vaccine financing drive to fight Covid-19