Under 18 can't buy tobacco in Belgium

Thursday, 25 April 2019 17:08
N-VA’s bill to ban the sale of tobacco to all minors was passed unanimously by the House on Thursday — except Open VLD who abstained.
Mental health care continues to be the weak link in Belgium’s health care system, according to the latest situational report by the federal health-care expertise centre, KCE.

Ecolo wants tax credits for low wages

Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:20
Ecolo launched the idea of ​​tax credits for the lowest wages.

Belgium’s next research ship: Belgica 2

Thursday, 25 April 2019 15:50
Belgium’s new scientific research vessel, planned to replace the RV Belgica after 35 years of loyal service, will be called Belgica 2, Minister in charge of Science Policy Sophie Wilmès (MR-Reformed Movement) announced Thursday to the students who had suggested the name.
AB Inbev’s Stella Artois beer will now be transported by boat.
About 400 people turned up in Namur on Thursday morning for the 16th national march for the climate organised by Youth for Climate in Belgium.
The prosecutor's office for Antwerp has opened a murder investigation after the body of a nine-year-old boy was found at a centre for asylum-seekers in the commune of Ranst in Antwerp province.
Since it still has not rained enough to make up for last year's water shortage, the Flemish Environment Agency (VMM) is investigating how it can solve potential problems by switching off water to certain places when needed.
After news broke that KU Leuven bypassed the Flemish and European laws by experimenting on baboons in Kenya, a Flemish minister has voiced his opinion on the necessity of the choice. 
The beef, apple and pear sectors are in crisis, according to Federal Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme, who is offering to postpone or cancel the social security contributions to be paid by the farmers concerned.