One out of eight Belgians fakes sick leave

Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:44
One Belgian worker out of eight has already reported sick for another reason than for health, emerges from a HR Securex service provider survey, released Thursday.
Students from secondary schools who demonstrate to demand ambitious climate policies could count on the reinforcement of higher education students expected in mass on the capital’s streets.

Sunny valentine celebration throughout Belgium

Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:07
The temperatures go up markedly for all those celebrating valentine today, with up to 13 degrees C° and sun in Brussels, according to the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI).

National strike could cost €360 million

Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:12
The impact of yesterday's national strike was less than predicted, with only 4% of small company employees taking part, rising to 25% in companies with more than 50 employees, according to an evaluation by Unizo, the organisation that represents the self-employed.
Cycling legend Eddy Merckx yesterday learned he will not be prosecuted in a case involving alleged corruption in the supply of a set of bicycles to police in Brussels, as the case has now passed the limit of the statute of limitations.
Pregnant women in Flanders and those having recently given birth are to be screened routinely for mental problems, in particular depression and anxiety, the region's public health minister Jo Vandeurzen has announced.
The Sign for My Future petition in favour of a strong climate policy in Belgium has already received 100,000 signatures seven days after being launched, the coalition behind the initiative said on Wednesday.
Two businessmen, including Uri Levine, the former President of Waze (the navigation software application), have launched their application known as “Refundit” in Belgium.
Texts on the website are to be reviewed due to an “error” in the biographical note on King Leopold II, according to the spokesman of the Royal Palace.
The current national strike is proving enormously damaging to Belgium’s reputation.