Just days after it was announced that the rail authority SNCB would stop carrying non-folding bicycles during rush hours, the measure has been dropped on the orders of federal mobility minister François Bellot (pictured).
“Cum ex”, the international tax fraud that surfaced years ago in Germany, has had greater consequences than initially thought, a group of media investigating the Cum Ex files disclosed on Thursday.
Associations that distribute food packages say they still lack basic commodities they should already have had since Belgium has received 88 million euros from the European Union (EU) for that purpose.
This year Belgium finished 21st in the international competitiveness ranking of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Insurance companies will no longer be able to increase medical insurance charges for people who have previously suffered from long-term illnesses, consumer affairs minister Kris Peeters announced.
Newly elected mayor of the Brussels commune of Molenbeek, Catherine Moureaux, has condemned the so-called Canal Plan introduced by the federal government following terrorist attacks in Paris, Zaventem and Brussels whose organisers has close links with the commune.
Wallonia has come up with a proposal for the distribution among the regions of a 10-million-euro fine imposed on Belgium five years ago for non-compliance with European rules on the treatment of urban waste water.
Belgium has dropped to 21st place in the annual competitiveness ranking of the World Economic Forum (WEF), one place lower than in the previous edition, when it was already declining.

Cycles not welcome on trains at peak times

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 14:22
Information reported in Gazet van Antwerpen, De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad, on Wednesday, indicates that as of next year bicycles will not be allowed on trains at peak times.
A man who helped rescue eight people, including a pregnant woman, from a burning building in the Rue Brogniez in Anderlecht last Sunday has been arrested and charged with setting the fire himself.