The organisation Test-Achats is asserting on Friday in a communiqué that the average Belgian is not yet sufficiently aware of the General Data Protection Regulations, the now famous GDPR.
Statbel, the Belgian Office for Statistics reports that the Belgian economy and households combined produced more than 63 million tonnes of waste in 2016.
The federal prosecutor’s office is almost ready with its report on an incident of hacking of Proximus in 2013, for which it claims British intelligence was responsible.
The University of Hasselt has plans to add 12 new courses over the next ten years, aimed at providing the qualified staff who will be required for new industries of the future, rector Luc De Schepper said.

More than 300 applications for job with no pay

Friday, 21 September 2018 10:08
More than 300 people, from Russia to the Philippines passing through Belgium, have applied for a job offering no pay, but with rather sumptuous living arrangements.
New searches have been conducted under an investigation into Flemish extreme-right movement Schild & Vrienden, Het Nieuwsblad reported on Wednesday, quoting the office of the public prosecutor of Eastern Flanders.
If certain European Union (EU) countries keep opposing any type of solidarity on the issue of taking in refugees and asylum seekers, the Schengen Zone and free movement of persons will be endangered, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel warned at a dinner with his European peers on Wednesday night.
Thirteen countries have now officially announced the suspension of any Belgian pork imports, following the discovery of ten dead wild boars infected with African swine fever in Wallonia, according to the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (Afsca).

Abortion removed from criminal law in Belgium

Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:30
Voluntary termination of pregnancy, commonly known as abortion, has been stricken from the Belgian criminal law-books, after a decision by a cross-party committee.

Antwerp port strike ended before it began

Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:42
A strike by sea pilots whose job it is to bring ships from the North Sea in the port of Antwerp has been avoided, after unions reached an agreement with Flemish minister for administrative affairs Liesbeth Homans.