“We are meeting in the polling booth on the 14th of October to sanction this government’s anti-social policy and to shake up local politics,” the President of the Belgian PTB Peter Mertens said when closing the Manifiesta festival on Sunday.

Students turn their backs on language studies

Sunday, 09 September 2018 14:18
More and more higher-education students are turning their back on modern languages studies, according to a poll carried out by the Free University of Brussels (VUB).

King Baudouin commemorated at Laeken

Sunday, 09 September 2018 14:15
Members of the royal family and the government gather in Laeken at the weekend to commemorate the death of Belgium’s fourth king, Baudouin, on the 25th anniversary of his death.
The Collective against Islamophobia in Belgium (CCIB) opened nearly 70 investigations into confirmed Islamophobic incidents last year.
The biggest strike in Ryanair’s history is planned for the last week of September.
De Standaard claims candidates who were considered unfit during the police academy selection process are still being asked to continue the training because of the severe lack of officers.
On Friday, a tribunal in Amsterdam (Netherlands) ruled that two men who are suspected of being involved in a shooting in Spa on the 26th of August could be extradited to Belgium.
Belgium will adopt the Australian idea of selling cigarettes in neutral, brand-free packets from now on, federal minister for public health Maggie De Block as announced. The minister announced the idea only weeks ago, but has since received a rapid agreement from government colleagues.

Is this the end of camping for a school place?

Saturday, 08 September 2018 13:47
The spectacle of parents camping outside of school doors in the hope of finding a place for the for the coming year for their offspring is at an end, Flemish education minister Hilde Crevits (photo) has promised, introducing new rules for inscriptions.

Demo against racism called for Sunday in Brussels

Saturday, 08 September 2018 13:01
An organisation calling itself the Organisation against Islamophobia in Belgium (CCIB) has called for a mas demonstration again racism on Sunday in from the of Justice Palace in Brussels.