Wake-up service 30/11: Singer Josephine Baker gets tomb monument โ€ข NATO meeting in Riga

Good morning! Today, NATO countries are gathering in the Latvian capital Riga to express their concerns about Russian troop building on the border with Ukraine. And Josephine Baker, who died 45 years ago, gets a tomb monument in the Panthรฉon in Paris.

The weather: this morning it will be cloudy and occasionally rain or drizzle. This afternoon it is dry more often and especially in the north there is a little sun. There is a weathering western wind and it is quite soft at 8 to 10 degrees.

Are you going on the road? Here you can find the overview of the activities. Check the timetable for the rail road here.

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What did you miss?

The number of people receiving assistance benefits continues to decrease. At the end of September, 419,000 people up to the age of pension received assistance benefits. That is almost 5500 less than a year earlier and more than 2000 less than at the beginning of the corona crisis, reports the CBS.

It is for the second quarter in a row that there were fewer assistance recipients than one year earlier. CBS chief economist Peter Hein van Mulligen suspects that the tight labour market is by far the main cause.

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And then just this:

The White House is ready for Christmas. The US Presidents stay in Washington was decorated for the holidays, and there was a presentation by first lady Jill Biden. The theme this year is โ€œgifts from the heart.โ€

This year, 41 Christmas trees have been decorated, 180 meters of ribbon was used and 300 candles are lit. 79,000 Christmas lights are also hung up. All that by a hundred volunteers, who spent a week doing it.

This is what the Christmas decorations look like:

Good day!