Free public transport at emergency air-pollution levels

Free public transport at emergency air-pollution levels

Emergency rules recently approved by the government of Brussels Region will allow commuters to ride for free on public transport when the concentration of microparticles in the air exceeds certain limits, La Dernière Heure and La Libre Belgique reported on Friday.

Critical shortage of French-speaking nursery, primary teachers

Critical shortage of French-speaking nursery, primary teachers

The shortage of teachers in nursery and primary schools in French-speaking Belgium has reached an all-time high and was the focus of an emergency meeting on Thursday of the Education Shortages Chamber,  newspapers, L’Avenir newspapers reported on Friday.

Citizens groups urge politicians to state their positions on widening of the Ring

Citizens groups urge politicians to state their positions on widening of the Ring

The Bruxsel’AIR citizens collective has called on political leaders in Brussels to clearly state their positions on the widening of the Ring, to which the Flemish Government has already given its green light.

Belgium’s ageing population will stabilise in 2040

Belgium’s ageing population will stabilise in 2040

The ageing Belgian population will increase until 2040, and then stabilise thereafter.

Large brand names collaborate with police against organised gangs

Large brand names collaborate with police against organised gangs

Ten shop chains have been cooperating covertly for almost two years with the federal police, to fight against itinerant organised gangs.

Oxfam: Haitian minister mentions possible extradition of Roland van Hauwermeiren

Oxfam: Haitian minister mentions possible extradition of Roland van Hauwermeiren

Aviol Fleurant, the Haitian Minister for External Planning and Cooperation, mentioned, on Thursday, the possibility of the extradition of the Belgian Roland van Hauwermeiren who was the Director of Oxfam GB for Haiti before being forced to resign in 2011.

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