Karen Van Eetvelt, the head of the Flemish Employer’s organisation Unizo, will vacate the position in October after 13 years in office.

Flemish Government beefs up climate goals

Friday, 15 September 2017 16:36
The Flemish Government has decided to take 2015, instead of 2005, as the baseline year for calculating the climate efforts of its departments, which has the effect of raising its climate goals, according to a government memo presented to the various ministers on Friday.
Belgium’s Prince Laurent is to be heard by Prime Minister Charles Michel on the issue of his unauthorised meeting with Chinese officials at a July reception in Brussels.
Wallonia’s government on Thursday examined draft circulars that should help local governments to draw up their 2018 budgets this autumn. Among its proposals, it recommends that municipalities observe a “fiscal peace” and that provinces apply a “fiscal freeze”.
Tarik Jadaoun (28), a Belgian jihadi linked to the Islamic State terror group, has lost his life in Mosul, Iraq, Het Laatste Nieuws, VTM Nieuws and RTL reported on Monday.
Nato fighters intervened eight times last week to identify 18 Russian military planes in international airspace above the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence reported on its Internet site. Most of the Russian planes were flying without flight plans and with their transponders off.
Parliamentarians from the co-ruling Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats and Christian Democratic and Flemish parties, expressed support on Monday for the call by Prime Minister Charles Michel to sanction Prince Laurent.
The Belgian-Turkish activist and journalist Bahar Kimyongür announced that he has submitted a complaint about the Turkish Home Affairs Minister for defamation through the press on Saturday.
The fact that the PS had been relegated to the opposition in Wallonia is “a sign of hope for the future of the country”, in the eyes of Prime Minister Charles Michel (MR).
"Frank and direct" was the tone of the discusson that Prime Minister Charles Michel and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had on Wednesday morning in Brussels.