Flemish universities suspend cooperation with Iranian institutions

Flemish universities suspend cooperation with Iranian institutions

The chancellors of Flemish universities have decided unanimously to suspend all academic cooperation with Iranian institutions with immediate effect, the Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad (VLIR – Flemish University Council) announced on Thursday in a press release.

Record turnover and high investment in chemicals and pharmaceuticals

Record turnover and high investment in chemicals and pharmaceuticals

Belgium's pharmaceuticals and chemicals sector had a record turnover of 65.8 billion euros in 2017, while investments totalled 2.2 billion euros, a 10-year high, according to figures presented on Thursday by the sector’s federation, Essenscia.

De Lijn buses suffer through increased traffic volumes

De Lijn buses suffer through increased traffic volumes

Less than one in two buses (46%) run by the De Lijn company was on time last year, compared to 55% in 2016.

Ken Loach: ULB maintains decision despite P.M.’s disapproval

Ken Loach: ULB maintains decision despite P.M.’s disapproval

The Rector of ULB, Yvon Englert, maintained on Thursday morning that the award of an honorary doctorate to the film producer Ken Loach, scheduled for during the day should still go ahead.

Lidl strike: around 70 shops closed on Thursday morning

Lidl strike: around 70 shops closed on Thursday morning

The simmering discontent movement continues at Lidl. Around 9 a.m. on Thursday approximately 70 shops were closed.

Nuclear phase-out: subsidies for electricity producers

Nuclear phase-out: subsidies for electricity producers

Belgium’s Federal Energy Minister plans to grant subsidies to all electricity producers as part of efforts to encourage the energy sector to increase its non-nuclear thermal production capacity by supporting investors, according to a draft law that Le Soir newspaper was able to consult.

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