UZ Leuven Doctor prosecuted for implant scam

Saturday, 15 December 2018 15:49
A surgeon from Leuven University Hospital is being prosecuted for having put in place non-compliant implants for years, De Tijd reveals on Saturday.
33,612 "bosses" so far (until the end of March 2018) were able to benefit from the measure within the frame of the tax shift which allowed hiring “first-time employees” with "zero fees" (exemption of basic social contributions), was read Saturday in the Echo and De Tijd.
The Flemish government has approved a plan to revamp its entire tram network between 2019 and 2023, at a cost of an estimated €300 million.
Urbain Vandeurzen, one of Belgium’s leading business entrepreneurs, has committed to spending €200 million through one of his companies to pay for research into Alzheimer’s disease.
The so-called March against Marrakesh, planned to take place in Brussels on Sunday, can go ahead despite a ban by the Brussels region, the Council of State has ruled.

IMF to Belgium: Implement the jobs deal now

Friday, 14 December 2018 17:02
The poor functioning of the labour market remains one of the pain points of the Belgian economy. That is why the, Washington, D.C.-based, International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes that the jobs deal should be implemented “right away”. The agreement contains “welcome measures to encourage labour market participation.” According to the…

Mohamed Abdeslam is free again

Friday, 14 December 2018 16:19
Mohamed Abdeslam, brother of Salah Abdeslam – sole survivor of the jihadist commando involved in the 2015 Paris attacks – is free once more.
Wallonia’s government has just adopted a decree on interior air quality that bans smoking in a car in the presence of a minor, just as in Flanders.
Hourly labour costs in the eurozone increased by 2.5% (“the EZ19”) and by 2.7% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2018.
Members of the CSC/ACV Food and Services trade union decorated Place du Luxembourg in the European Quarter in Brussels, with green balloons on Friday.