Foiled Belgian attack – one of the two brothers remanded in custody, the other released

Suspect Nourredine H, who was arrested on Friday as part of the investigation into a foiled attack in Belgium, has been remanded in custody by the investigating judge.

Bart De Wever proposes a Belgian “Patriot Act”

Bart De Wever proposes a Belgian “Patriot Act”

Mayors, police, and State security need to get information more easily and be able to act to prevent more tragedies.

Some European residents could be refused entry into Belgium

Some European residents could be refused entry into Belgium

At the start of the month, the federal government approved a proposition bill from State Secretary Theo Francken (New Flemish Alliance).

Decline in number of pickpocketing incidents in stations and trains

Decline in number of pickpocketing incidents in stations and trains

The number of pickpocketing incidents in stations and trains went from 2,429 in 2011 to 1,044 in 2015, figures from the SNCB and various police services operating on the railway network show.

Belgium’s asset-freeze of 12 terrorists

Belgium’s asset-freeze of 12 terrorists

Belgium has, for the first time, frozen the assets of terrorists without judicial intervention. This is an administrative measure taken at the request of OCAM (Organisation to Coordinate Threat Analysis).

Shortage of nearly 3,000 teaching posts in Wallonia-Brussels Federation

Shortage of nearly 3,000 teaching posts in Wallonia-Brussels Federation

During the school year 2015-2016, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation suffered a dearth of 2,837 teachers.

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