Cost of ageing to culminate in 2040

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 15:11
Social expenditure will go from 25.1% GDP in 2017 to 27% in 2070, which is a rise of 1.9 GDP percentage points, projects the Study Committee on Ageing (SCA) in an annual report presented Monday in the presence of the Minister of Pensions Daniel Bacquelaine.
A government proposal to force tobacco manufacturers to market cigarettes in neutral packaging could play into the hands of counterfeiters, according to the vice-president of an organisation which works to fight counterfeiting.
Nearly half of all young Belgians feel lonely, according to a poll carried out by life assurer NN and the university of Ghent.
The federal police’s “stress team’’ service carried out more than 3,500 consultations between 1 May 2017 and 30 April 2018, of which 504 concerned cases for burnout, according to figures transmitted by the Minister of the Interior Jan Jambon to the socialist deputy Nawal Ben Hamour.
Inspectors from the Public Health Department have noted multiple violations related to the consumption of alcohol by minors.
Friday 29 June marks the arrival of a heat wave in the country.
Agro Remijsen, the company belonging to businessman Patrick Remijsen, owner of Poultry-Vision, has gone bankrupt, the Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Nieuwsblad reported on Wednesday.
Every Friday, actions have been taken to ask for cleaner air around school entrances.
Some hospitals in Belgium will be rewarded with extra resources from 1 July, based on the level of satisfaction reported by patients, federal health minister Maggie De Block said.
Children who are vulnerable but physically healthy have been lodged in the St-Pierre hospital in Brussels for months, because of a lack of places at specialised child-care facilities, doctors have revealed to the Mediahuis papers.