Belgium’s public debt should fall below the symbolic threshold of 100% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019, the European Commission predicted in its Autumn forecast on Thursday.
The European Commission on Thursday opened an infringement action against Belgium for failing to comply with EU legislation on air quality.
Parking using an invalid disabled parking permit – the familiar wheelchair graphic on a blue background – has become more easily detectable, with a new app to be issued to traffic wardens and police.

Public services in Brussels on strike today

Thursday, 08 November 2018 07:39
Anyone planning a visit to public services in the 19 municipalities of Brussels today will face locked doors, as civil servants at communes, CPAS social aid agencies and public hospitals stay closed as employees take part in a demonstration in the city.
The Ecolo-Green group in Belgium’s Chamber published on Wednesday on its website a proposal made in February by the Nuclear Provisions Commission to strengthen State control in the management of provisions meant for the dismantling of nuclear plants and waste management.
On November 11th, 1918, Armistice finally spells the end of the war for soldiers but also for the Belgian civilian population, which has lived through four years under German oppression.
The Belgian postal company, Bpost, has disclosed that it distributed only a limited volume of letters and packages on Wednesday, due to a strike at its sorting centres.
Flemish minister-president Geert Bourgeois is to hold talks with representatives of Open VLD and his own party N-VA in East Flanders, to try to settle a dispute over the nomination of a new governor of the province.
Wivinne Marion, the emergency room doctor whose body was found in the boot of a car dragged from the River Sambre last week, was dead before the car was pushed into the water, an autopsy has revealed.
An agreement on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) will be difficult to reach before the end of 2018, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on Tuesday after a meeting in London with his British counterpart, Jeremy Hunt.