Under 18 can't buy tobacco in Belgium

Thursday, 25 April 2019 17:08
N-VA’s bill to ban the sale of tobacco to all minors was passed unanimously by the House on Thursday — except Open VLD who abstained.

Ecolo wants tax credits for low wages

Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:20
Ecolo launched the idea of ​​tax credits for the lowest wages.
With federal, regional and European elections approaching in about a month, some of the major Belgian media from both sides of the language divide have published the results of their political barometer.
Nine electoral priorities were presented by Groen (Flemish Green party) in Mechelen on Monday.
The possibility of relocating military helicopters to Ostend airport will be discussed by the army and concerned municipalities on Tuesday, military sources announced today.
N-VA’s socio-economic proposals were just an "incoherent speech", Vice Premier Kris Peeters (CD&V) told VTM Nieuws on Sunday.
The Belgian Centre for Cybersecurity (CCB) will not issue a negative opinion on the Chinese technology company Huawei, that is accused of spying by the USA (among other countries).
The foreign affairs committee of the federal parliament this week voted in favour of the creation of a national centre for human rights – 26 years after the idea was first proposed.
Three and a half years after Brussels' civic platform began to welcome migrants, volunteers are exhausted, Le Soir reported today.
Gérard Deprez, vice-president of the conservative party MR of premier Charles Michel, has set out his party's first condition for taking part in a governing coalition following the 26 May general election: there must be no ministerial post for N-VA politician Theo Francken.