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Belgium

Belgian city of Aalst postpones its carnival

The city of Aalst will not organise its famous carnival in February 2021, a summer edition is considered if the evolution of the pandemic allows it.

Belgian Jews welcome ECJ Advocate General’s opinion on religious slaughter case

The Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organizations (CCOJB), has welcomed the opinion of Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union Gerard Hogan saying that the regions of Flanders and Wallonia violated EU law by prohibiting religious slaughter.

Belgian police laughed, gave Nazi salute when suspect died in custody

The wife of a Slovakian man who died in police custody in 2018 has called for a new investigation into her husband's death, following the release of new images depicting police brutality as well as an officer giving a Nazi salute.

Belgian daily runs cartoon seen to label Jewish neighborhood ‘Coronavirus Village’

A Belgian daily is under fire for a cartoon that critics say refers to the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Antwerp as “coronavirus village.”

Owner of “Nazi house” sentenced to one year in prison

The owner of a house covered in Nazi memorabilia in the Belgian town of Keerbergen was sentenced to one year in prison.

EU court to hear case against Belgian shechita ban

The European Court of Justice will hear a case against Belgium’s ban on kosher slaughter of animals this week.

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