A hard Brexit could cost Belgium over 42,000 jobs

A hard Brexit could cost Belgium over 42,000 jobs

A hard Brexit could cause the loss of 42,390 jobs in Belgium, 526,000 in the United Kingdom and 1.2 million in the entire European Union (EU), according to forecasts published on Thursday by economists of the Catholic University of Leuven.

Belgians shelter migrants from police raids

Belgians shelter migrants from police raids

Belgian citizens disconcerted by the arrests of migrants around Maximilien Park and nearby Brussels-North station have protected 150 to 200 migrants in the past three days by sheltering them in their homes at night, Mehdi Kassou, a member of the Citizens Platform for Refugee Support, said on Thursday.

Arrested policeman was in contact with brother of terror suspect

Arrested policeman was in contact with brother of terror suspect

The policeman from the Brussels-North zone arrested on Monday for violating professional secrecy and passive corruption had been in contact with Yassine Atar, brother of Oussama Atar, one of the main suspects in the 22nd of March terror attacks in Brussels, the VRT radio and TV channel reported on Thursday.

Almost all products contaminated with Fipronil have been withdrawn

Almost all products contaminated with Fipronil have been withdrawn

The Agency for Food Chain Safety (“the AFSCA”) has currently carried out 3,085 checks in Belgium’s distribution sector.

Federal Planning Bureau: points-based pension favours low-income wage earners

Federal Planning Bureau: points-based pension favours low-income wage earners

A study produced by a researcher at the Federal Planning Bureau, which is reported on Thursday by L'Echo and De Tijd, reports that a points-based pension favours low-income wage earners.

Arrest of policeman suspected of sharing information in terrorism case

Arrest of policeman suspected of sharing information in terrorism case

A police officer in the Brussels North police zone was made subject to an arrest warrant.

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