Henri Huygen, formerly a councillor in the commune of Ans near Liege, has been expelled from the party after allegations he made homophobic remarks in relation to a council colleague.
Elio Di Rupo, former prime minister now president of the French-speaking socialist party PS, has threatened to remove a member of his party for the lists for the municipal elections in November, after alleged homophobic remarks.
Life in Belgium is “unbearable,” according to the Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok.
A group of around 600 people gathered last evening around the statue of Manneken Pis in central Brussels to protest the arrival of the first family of refugees, including children, at the closed centre 127bis in Steenokkerzeel just outside Brussels.
Johan Van Overtveldt (N-VA), federal minister of finance, has the most outside posts of any federal minister, according to the latest report for 2017 by the watchdog Cumuleo, which gathers information on politicians’ paid and unpaid work outside of their principal function.
Flemish tourism minister Ben Weyts has levied a fine of €25,000 on the room-hire system AirBNB for refusing to deliver details of those who are renting out rooms, for the use of inspection services.
Belgium and Italy have agreed to strengthen their political ties, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on Wednesday after a meeting in Brussels with his new Italian counterpart, Enzo Moavero Milanesi.
The federal home affairs ministry is failing in its promise to bring extra help to Zeebrugge for the treatment of trans-migrants, according to a Bruges city council member.
The council of the commune of Brussels-City has offered its approval, with some conditions, to the extension of the Brussels ring-road, according to Els Ampe, councillor in charge of mobility.
As at the 28th of July, 130.649 non-Belgians had registered to vote in municipal elections on the 14th of October, according to data obtained from the Ministry of the Interior on Tuesday.