Good morning! Today is Liberation Day and while no major events are being organized, there are online celebrations. And Chelsea and Real Madrid will compete in the second semifinal of the Champions League.
The weather: showers in the interior and thunderstorms can also occur. The wind will be moderate to strong from the west with a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.
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More than half of the Dutch population agrees with the recent easing, but a large group also thinks that it should stop there for the time being. This is evident from the monthly support survey by I&O Research on behalf of the NOS.
Supporters of the easing consider the strict lockdown no longer tenable, partly in the interest of entrepreneurs and young people.
But there are also many people who would like to see the rules tightened. “Opponents do not understand that there is relaxation in those circumstances. Many people feel that this is happening under pressure from public opinion and that the threat of ‘code black’ could have been prevented if measures had been tightened earlier,” said researcher Peter Kanne. .
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And then this:
A farmer in the Belgian border town of Erquelinnes has caused quite a bit by accidentally shifting the border with France. A local historian noticed that an ancient pole marking the boundary had been moved about six feet.
The boundary marker of over 150 kilos dates from 1820 when the border between France, Luxembourg and later Belgium was established, five years after Napoleon’s lost battle at Waterloo.
The mayors on both sides could see the humor in it. “We must avoid another border war at all costs,” joked the mayor from the French side.
“He made Belgium bigger and France smaller. That’s not a smart idea,” the mayor of Erquelinnes told local media.
Happy Liberation Day!