“I sometimes have trouble understanding it …”

This time, we’re almost there. Are we finally going to have this government that we have been waiting for nearly 470 days?

I am an optimist by nature. I have always said that there was a solution at the end of the road, I was never one of those who spoke of elections. We passed an important stage, but it’s like in Formula 1, until we cross the finish line, the race is not over. There, we are perhaps at the 20th of the 70 laps… What remains to be done is not necessarily simpler than what has been done. I appeal to everyone’s prudence and a sense of responsibility.

You can accept De Croo as Prime Minister, but no question of seeing Paul Magnette there?

It is not a personal rivalry. I do not judge the person and I respect the president of a big party who is a partner. But the candidacy of Paul Magnette surprises me. Was he already thinking about it a year and a half ago? The MR has always supported Wilmès and there, at the time of making an agreement, Magnette comes out of the woods. I find the method peculiar and I must say that I sometimes have trouble understanding it: in 2018, he promises the Carolos that if he becomes mayor of Charleroi he will stay in Charleroi. He becomes one… But the following year, he runs for the European elections not to sit. Then, he becomes president of the PS and there, he would like to be Prime Minister. I find the particular method, I will say it again.

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Coronavirus: Governor Perotti will speak at 8:30 p.m. with the Minister of Health

After having established new restrictions for the five departments of the southern province, including Rosario, which began to rule this Saturday _ in fact a return to phase 2 of quarantine_ andthe governor Omar perotti will speak again this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. from the Gray House, to deepen on the strategies to stop the rise of the contagion curve of coronavirus in the last weeks.

As it emerged, the governor’s conference this Sunday will not be about the restrictions specifically but about positive case detection strategies. She will be with the province’s Health Minister, Sonia Martorano, and will coincide with the dissemination of the daily case report in Santa Fe.

Government sources reported that Perotti was in meetings with Sonia Martorano’s team throughout Sunday, analyzing the epidemiological situation in the province.

On Friday, from Rosario, Perotti spoke of the reasons that led to the need to apply new restrictions on the movement of people and said that only “the essentials” would remain in operation..

>> Read more: Perotti and Javkin announced that Rosario returns to a strict quarantine

Later, the decree that ordered the cessation of the operation of the online store was released, which restricts take away and delivery to gastronomy but keeps the industry and construction works in operation up to five workers. Sports practices were also stopped and recreational walks were limited to 500 meters around homes and only for those under 60 years of age. Social gatherings are still prohibited, both indoors and outdoors.

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“We have to look at the positivity rate, if we don’t end up punishing countries that are doing the right thing”, says British minister about Portugal

The British Transport Minister said on Friday that the privileged criterion in the analysis of the list of safe countries, exempt from quarantine on their return to the country, was the positivity rate. Grant Shapps recalled that when the country includes Portugal in this list, the positivity rate in Portugal was 1.8%, and this week it was 1.6%.

The official told the BBC that this was a “very important fact because we do not want to exclude countries for doing what is right and doing a lot of tests”.

Until now, the United Kingdom had privileged the number of positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants, placing countries with more than 20 cases per 100,000 people on the ‘black list’. The official recalled that there is “a large number of tests to be carried out in Portugal” and that this “tends to increase the numbers”.

“We have to look at the positivity rate, if we don’t end up punishing countries that are doing the right thing,” he stressed.

As for the Minister of Health of Wales, a region that decreed that anyone returning from mainland Portugal would have to fulfill forty mandatory – this situation does not apply to anyone returning from the Azores or Madeira -, said that the situation in Portugal is “very clear ”.

“There is a level of risk at which we normally make decisions to introduce quarantine and I don’t think it would be consistent not to do so,” he also told the BBC, explaining that the non-mandatory quarantine for those returning from the archipelagos is linked to “a different classification and because they have tests at the entrance “, he explained.

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the Slovak Prime Minister published … on Facebook, a letter sent by Sophie Wilmès

The Chovanec Affair, named after this Slovakian national who lost his life here in 2018 after a strong arrest at Charleroi airport, continues to make waves, both at home and in Slovakia.

As the investigation continues, Sophie Wilmès sent a letter to Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic promising him that everything will be in place to bring out the truth. “The recent images broadcast shocked us”, explains our Prime Minister, who specifies that the investigation to find out what happened, and in what circumstances, will be conducted “according to the highest standards of our state of law “.

The problem is that Slovakia has little faith in our investigators. The Slovak parliament has in fact adopted a resolution calling for the European Commission to investigate the Chovanec affair.

Strange phenomenon, while these documents between officials are in the majority of cases confidential, the Slovak Prime Minister posted on Facebook the letter sent by Sophie Wilmès.

Madame Chovancova believes that her husband was suffocated and had already died in the cell. “It is clear that the agents are at the origin of his death. They didn’t take care of it for hours. He tried every way he could to explain that there was a problem, but they ignored him. Jozef Chovanec’s widow is convinced that her husband did not die of a heart attack in hospital. “This heart attack was a diversionary maneuver to keep everything a secret.”

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Berlin, ‘indubitable’ evidence on Navalny – Mondo poisoning

The German government has acquired “evidence that leaves no doubt” that Russian dissident Alexei Navalny was poisoned. This was stated by Steffen Seibert, specifying that “the German government condemns this attack in the most severe way and asks for clarity urgently”. “It is a shocking fact that Alexei Navalny in Russia was the victim of an attack with a nerve agent”, the note reads, adding that “Navalny’s wife has been informed by the doctors of the Charité”. The Charitè university polyclinic, where the Russian politician is hospitalized, commissioned a special laboratory of the German army for toxicological analyzes, the government note reads, and this test revealed “without any doubt” the presence of a substance chemical toxic of the Novichok group. “On the basis of today’s new knowledge” the German Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to “ask for an urgent clarification” on the Navalny poisoning. Berlin wants Russia to clarify with an investigation and “that those responsible pay before the law”, said Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, in a statement to the press, released together with Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Seven ministers from Merkel’s cabinet met today to deliberate on the next steps to take. The meeting convened by Angela Merkel was attended by Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Foreign Ministers Heiko Maas, Interior Ministers Horst Seehofer, Justice Christine Lambrecht, Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and the head of the cencelleria Helge Braun. “Through the Foreign Ministry and the planned routes, the German government will report the results of the analyzes” which confirm the poisoning of Alexei Navalny “to the EU and NATO partners”. Angela Merkel’s spokesperson, Steffen Seibert, writes this in a note. Thus, in the light of Russia’s position “we will consult with partners for an adequate reaction”, concludes the statement.

The Kremlin claims that it is not aware of the conclusions of the German authorities according to which the Russian opponent Aleksey Navalny was poisoned with a neurotoxin of the Novichok type: Putin’s spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, reprimanded by TASS said. “No, that news was not brought to our attention,” Peskov said. A Novichok-type nerve agent, according to British authorities, was used to attempt to assassinate former double-agent spy Serghiei Skripal. “Russia should have an interest in having good relations with its neighbors.” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said this in a joint note with Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on the Navalny case. “At the latest, now is the time to make a decisive contribution” in this direction, the minister pressed, commenting on the decisive evidence on the poisoning of the Russian dissident.

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