A candidate on the Antwerp CD&V list was arrested for drug trafficking, after 3 kg of heroin had been found in a car he was driving, Het Nieuwsblad, De Standaard, the Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang van Limburg report Monday.
“We are meeting in the polling booth on the 14th of October to sanction this government’s anti-social policy and to shake up local politics,” the President of the Belgian PTB Peter Mertens said when closing the Manifiesta festival on Sunday.

Demo against racism called for Sunday in Brussels

Saturday, 08 September 2018 13:01
An organisation calling itself the Organisation against Islamophobia in Belgium (CCIB) has called for a mas demonstration again racism on Sunday in from the of Justice Palace in Brussels.
About 20 French-speaking Belgian politicians of foreign origin from various parties organised a meeting with the press on Friday in Brussels to jumpstart a broad movement against racism.
Politicians and others have been reacting to the revelation of the existence in Belgium of a strongly nationalist, racist and xenophobic group calling itself Schild & Vrienden, as we reported yesterday.
Severance pay for the MePs amounts to 9,551 euros (gross) per month, for no more than 24 months, Le Soir reports Thursday, observing that, due to the decumulation of functions, there could be more allowances of this sort as of 2019.
About 20 members of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA)’s youth wing are involved “in one way or another” in the ultra-right Flemish youth movement Schild & Vrienden, according to the president of the Young N-VA, Thomas Roggeman.
The president of the Socialist Party Differently (sp.a), John Crombez, on Tuesday called on Antwerp Mayor Bart De Wever to focus on the scope of the drug problem in his own party.
Police will turn out in force for a visit today by controversial Dutch politicians Geert Wilders to the Antwerp branch of Vlaams Belang (VB), according to the national agency for risk assessment OCAD.
The arrival of 1 September brings with it a number of legal and other changes: