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:
Anyone renting a house or apartment in Flanders in future will have an automatic right to keep a pet, the region’s animal welfare minister Ben Weyts announced.

Demir: Headscarf has no place in schools

Saturday, 25 August 2018 12:49
The hijab – the headscarf worn by Muslim women as the minimum form of coverage – should be the subject of a ban in schools under the next legislature, according to federal secretary of state Zuhal Demir.
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.