A team of researchers from the Physics Laboratory of Surfaces and Interfaces at the University of Mons (UMons) this week conducted experiments in micro-gravity on parabolic flights in Toulouse, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Friday in a press release.
"The critical role of journalists and media is too often undermined by intimidation and violence,” Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on Friday on the occasion of the United Nations International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

Minister wants gender balance on BNB board

Friday, 02 November 2018 16:56
The gender balance in the board of directors of the National Bank of Belgium (BNB) “can and must be improved” Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt (New Flemish Alliance, N-VA) said on Friday on Twitter.
The Federal Computer Crime Unit (FCCU) of the federal police has a large staff shortage, according to a story published in De Standaard on Friday.
The Socialist transport workers union, known as the BTB, the Flemish counterpart of the UBT, on Friday attacked the wish of the President of the baggage handler, Aviapartner, Laurent Levaux to fight against the wildcat strikes.
Maggie De Block, the federal Minister for Health, announced on Friday that the reimbursement of freezing genetic material (so-called “onco-freezing”), has now been extended to two new patient groups.
“The job can be very stressful, but at the same time very absorbing and there is room for growth and development,” says midwife Dominique Luypaers, recently returned from Indonesia.
The body of a woman has been found in a car recovered on Thursday afternoon in the Sambre river, in Namur.
A six-day strike by baggage handlers at Brussels Airport caused chaos for thousands of passengers, but such a situation could be avoided in future if a third competing company were to be brought in by the airport’s operating company, BAC.
At least a thousand police officers across the country have agreed not to write out new traffic tickets or collect existing fines owed in the period from now until 15 November, in protest over changes to their status regarding pensions and sick leave.