Emmanuelle Praet, the TV presenter suspended by RTL at the weekend over what the company alleged were “unacceptable remarks,” has had her contract terminated.
A decision by federal secretary of state for asylum, Theo Francken, to limit the number of asylum applications accepted by the Office for Foreigners to 60 a day is an example of “organised incompetence,” according to the non-profit organisation Plateforme Citoyenne.
A difference of opinion in political circles over the money paid to politicians who leave the job has been sparked off again by the news that Jo Vandeurzen, now minister of health in the Flemish government, is to collect €400,000 when he leaves politics in May next year.

Macron impressed by Molenbeek

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:01
French president Emmanuel Macron left yesterday after a two-day official visit to Belgium, the first by a French head of state in 47 years. And the major impression he took away with him was the spirit of the young people of Molenbeek.

Two more ministers to leave government in 2019

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:33
Another two ministers have announced their decision to leave government at the elections in 2019 to take up the post as mayor of their home towns.
Jo Vandeurzen, currently minister for public health and welfare in the Flemish government, will leave politics at the time of the national and regional elections in 2019, he has announced.
Former minister Steven Vanackere (pictured) has been confirmed as the new director of the board of the National Bank (NBB) by the federal council of ministers.
The Flemish government has recalled its regional representative in Spain, after the Madrid government withdrew the man’s diplomatic recognition.

2.4 billion tax increase on vehicles since 2015

Thursday, 15 November 2018 14:40
All motor vehicle taxes have increased over two years.
Federal minister for work Kris Peeters has encountered widespread opposition to his plan to make compensation to victims of terrorist attacks faster and better.