Bernie Sanders, pictured, ran against Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination. Photo: Shutterstock
Bernie Sanders to run in 2020, pollution impacting life expectancy, and the Netherlands’ Brexit monster. Delano’s breakfast briefing for Wednesday.
Bernie Sanders 2.0
Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that he will stand in the next US presidential elections in 2020 as a Democrat. Sanders ran against Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination. Read what people are saying about it in The Guardian, the Financial Times, Vox and CNBC.
Pollution steals 1 year of life
Air pollution causes half a million premature deaths across Europe every year and on average knocks a year off life expectancy, a World Health Organization report has found. Summarising the report, euronews reports that 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe in air which exceeds air quality limits.
A high-ranking EU official was convicted and sentenced to four years in prison for the rape of a junior colleague on European Commission premises. According to politico, Margus Rahuoja raped the colleague at an office party to celebrate the birth of his daughter.
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died on Tuesday, aged 85. Dubbed, “the Kaiser” because of his German heritage, the artistic director is credited with reinventing Chanel, taking it from a small house to an industry leader. Read what they’re saying about him in The Guardian, euronews, and BBC news.
The Netherlands is mobilising companies to get a “Brexit scan” using a fluffy blue monster, The Guardian reports. The giant Muppet-like creature was unveiled by the foreign affairs ministry last week and has reportedly prompted 10 times more companies to take an official audit of their Brexit readiness.
People living in the Spanish town of Naron lost 46,000 kilos in 2018, half of its collective goal of shedding 100,000 kilos in two years, euronews reports. The health initiative was launched by a doctor who advocates healthy eating, exercise and medical monitoring to achieve the goal.