The King gives speech at the Royal Palace

Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:43
On Thursday, King Philippe declared in a speech his desire for the largest number of people possible to benefit from Belgium’s return to economic growth.
Recent definitive data have just been produced around greenhouse gas emissions.
Five students were still unable to return to their digs following Monday night’s explosion in the Paardenmarkt, Antwerp, the spokesman of the University of Antwerp said on Wednesday.
Between the 8th and 14th of January, 160 out of every 100,000 inhabitants of Belgium consulted a general practitioner because of a flu syndrome, a ratio that is slightly above the epidemic threshold of 141 consultations per 100,000 inhabitants, the Scientific Institute of Public Health, ISP disclosed on Wednesday.
A 19-year-old student from Liège was abducted last weekend from a Brussels night club where she had been partying and taken to an apartment in Charleroi, where she was raped by five individuals before managing to alert her relatives.
Two individuals were arrested on Tuesday, for the offences of rape and illegal confinement.

Passport fingerprints never checked

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:11
In its fight against identity theft, for eight years Belgium has included fingerprints for its citizens within a microchip on their passport.
The Consultation Committee for Bioethics in Belgium has prepared a positive opinion, after spending five years considering the support for sexual activities for people with a disability.
On Wednesday discussions are planned as to the necessary clean-up and rebuilding works to undertake at the Paardenmarkt, in Antwerp.
Women passed the 50% mark in the judiciary many months ago and now comprise 54% of all magistrates, La Libre Belgique newspaper reported on Tuesday, based on statistics from Justice Minister Koen Geens.