Prison terms no longer than three years will now be within the purview of the judicial authorities and will therefore no longer automatically entail electronic surveillance, under a bill just approved in Belgium’s legislature, Justice Minister Koen Geens indicated on Thursday.
The dry weather has increased the risk of fire in the province of Antwerp from code orange to red, reports the Agency for Nature and Forests.
The air cargo provider for Brussels and Liège airports has called for new measures to help combat strikes by the staff of air traffic control organisation Skeyes.
In the first quarter of 2019, twice as many pharmacies were closed as opened, which is a consequence of competition from online outlets and chain pharmacies.

More trains to the Belgian coast for Easter

Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:38
Belgium’s national railway utility, SNCB, has decided to increase the number of trains to and from the Belgian coast from Friday to Monday to help with expected increases in traffic.
90% of newly sold cars should be electric by 2030, according to energy specialist Damien Ernst.
Workers over the age of 55 are not too expensive because of their demand for service premiums, according to a study by the European institute Eurofound.
A police officer killed his wife and kids, then shot himself - presumably with his service weapon - after an argument got out of hand on Wednesday night, according to the court of Antwerp.
The police and the public prosecutor in Mons have been searching for a dangerous armed man who plans an attack on police officers or soldiers since 12 April.

Brawl on Brussels tram, three men arrested

Thursday, 18 April 2019 10:40
A fight broke out on a Gare du Nord tram heading towards Eugène Verboekhovenpleinin Schaarbeek on Wednesday night at 8:15 pm, Brussels North police spokesperson Audrey Dereymaeker said.